Three new Senators of the College of Justice were today installed at physically distanced ceremonies held in Parliament House. Lord Sandison, Lady Haldane and Lord Richardson will take up their appointments on 1 March 2021.
Gilson Gray has recruited Eddy Winters as business development director. Mr Winters comes from a professional services background and worked latterly in the Middle East for legal giants Al Tamimi & Company.
Melanie Sangster has been appointed by the Lord President, Lord Carloway, to the panel of judges of Employment Tribunals (Scotland). Ms Sangster qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in employment law throughout her career.
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Angus Wood to its commercial dispute resolution practice. Mr Wood joins the partnership with 12 years of litigation experience, acting in a wide variety of disputes, including corporate, banking and energy.
Jones Whyte has announced the promotion of Phulah Pall to associate and head of immigration. Mr Pall studied law at the University of Stirling, graduating with honours. After completing his diploma, he started his traineeship with a well-established Glasgow criminal firm in 2013 and became a qualifi
The Scottish FA has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Phillips as compliance officer. Mr Phillips replaces Clare Whyte and will begin his new role on 1 March. He joins from Jones Whyte Law, where he has been practising as a solicitor advocate in criminal and regulatory defence.
Following an election among four candidates, Faculty members have chosen Stephen O’Rourke QC to be the new Keeper of the Library, replacing Mungo Bovey QC, who stepped down as a Faculty office-bearer after serving in the role for more than 12 years. The Keeper is responsible for the Advocates
Lord Glennie, vice chairman of the board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts. The DIFC courts are an independent English language common law judiciary, based in the DIFC with jurisdiction gove
Faryma Bahrami has returned to full-time practice at Terra Firma Chambers, having spent three years working as an investment professional at Baillie Gifford. Ms Bahrami called to the bar in 2015 having previously held the position of assistant public solicitor on the British Overseas Territory
Five new partner promotions at Burness Paull signal the legal brand’s confidence in future growth after delivering a strong performance through 2020. The five are drawn from three of the firm’s strongest performing divisions.
Michaela Guthrie has been made a senior associate at Balfour and Manson. The promotion of Ms Guthrie – who joined the firm in January 2014 and started her traineeship in August that year – takes effect from today.
Tayside legal and estate agency firm Miller Hendry has announced three promotions and a new appointment at its Perth and Dundee offices. Lindsay Kirkwood has been promoted to associate in the private client team in Dundee, while Michael Johnston and Samera Ali have been promoted to senior solicitors