Carrie Diggins has taken up the position of Deputy Accountant of Court and Deputy Public Guardian on a permanent basis. Ms Diggins has a long working service with the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and has worked throughout Scotland, including positions at Falkirk and Stirling sheriff courts.
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Jacqueline McCluskey as a partner in the employment law team. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law, she is an experienced practitioner whose expertise comprises all aspects of employment and HR legal matters,
Natasha Brownlee has joined Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) as a managing associate in its banking and financial services team in its Edinburgh office. Ms Brownlee joins from the Sainsbury's Bank and Argos Financial Services Group where she provided legal advice to the business on a wide range of regula
Rachel Grant has been appointed to lead Manolete Partners plc's Scottish practice. Ms Grant's appointment to the insolvency litigation financing company follows its IPO on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in December 2018.
Pinsent Masons has announced that four Scottish lawyers will be promoted to legal directors. Glasgow-based Susannah Donaldson, Elaine MacGregor and Katherine Metcalfe and Edinburgh colleague Pamela Gilmour make the step up from senior associate level.
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has announced growth in Inverness with seven new recruits and an office expansion. Broadening the law firm’s service offering, the raft of new hires sees staff numbers hike from 18 to 25 while the premises have been extended to almost 3,000sqft.
Shoosmiths has announced two promotions and a senior level lateral hire within its real estate and corporate teams. Sheelagh Cooley, a specialist in real estate finance who joined Shoosmiths as a senior associate in 2014 has been promoted to partner.
Brodies has unveiled six new partners as a result of its latest round of promotions. Aberdeen-based Leigh Gould, Rhona McFarlane and Fiona Herrell step up to partner in their respective areas of personal and family, corporate and commercial (oil & gas) and employment while Edinburgh-based L
TLT is promoting five to associate in Scotland in recognition of their continued hard work across the firm and for clients. The promotions include Sarah Ainslie, Michael Collins and Joanna Sykes in the financial services team, and Michael McDougall and Alison Smith in the licensing team.
David Flint has joined Inksters in Glasgow after 40 years, latterly as senior partner, at MacRoberts. Mr Flint has a wealth of experience as a commercial lawyer and specialises in all aspects of non-contentious intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on computer-related contracts and i
MacRoberts has promoted two new partners internally to further strengthen its banking and pensions teams. James Keith started his legal career as a trainee with MacRoberts in 2003, and continued his career at the firm after qualifying in 2005.
Global law firm CMS has promoted Scottish lawyers Paula Kidd, Carol Nisbet, Mark McMurray and Jenny Walker to partner as part of its largest-ever round of global partner promotions. Ms Kidd and Ms Nisbet, both based in Aberdeen, have been promoted to partner in the oil & gas and real estate team
Morton Fraser has announced the appointment of Stuart McWilliams and Catriona MacPhail as partners in its immigration and private client divisions. Mr McWilliams, who has played a key role in developing the firm's immigration offering as a senior associate, becomes a partner in the immigration team.