BLM has promoted Glasgow-based solicitors Lorna Ferguson and Zoe McDonnell to partner and Nicola Buchanan to associate. In total, the firm has promoted 12 of its associates to partner and 23 solicitors to associate, across nine of its 13 locations.
Lord Hodge has been appointed a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. The jurisdiction's chief executive, Carrie Lam, accepted the recommendation to appoint Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, as a non-permanent judge from another common law jurisdiction.
A Scottish judge will preside in the trial of Félicien Kabuga over his alleged involvement in the Rwandan genocide. Lord Bonomy, the UK's judge on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, was assigned by Judge Carmel Agius and will sit with Judge Graciela Su
MBM Commercial LLP has announced a series of promotions and appointments in its Edinburgh headquarters. Corporate lawyers Alex Lamley and Craig Edward have been promoted to director and senior associate respectively.
Glasgow criminal defence firm Scullion LAW has announced the promotion of solicitor advocate Urfan Dar to senior associate. The move comes alongside the growing firm's recruitment of Anna MacKay as an associate and Lucy McKenna as a solicitor.
Advocate John Campbell has joined the board of trustees of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA). Mr Campbell, who lives in the Borders, has been an advocate since 1981 and qualified as a barrister in England and Wales in 1990. He is a member of the Faculty of Advocates and of Trinity Chambers
Georgia Dawson has become the first woman senior partner of magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Ms Dawson, who currently serves as the firm's Asia managing partner and the leader of the Asia dispute resolution practice, will lead a new senior leadership team which will consist
Anderson Strathern has promoted 18 fee earners in its latest round of promotions including at senior solicitor, associate and senior associate levels. Managing partner Murray McCall said: "We now have established pre-eminent practices across commercial, public sector and private client and when
Liam Entwistle has been appointed as chairman at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM), succeeding Colin Brass after 15 years in the role. Commenting on his appointment, Mr Entwistle said: "It is a huge privilege and with it comes the responsibility for upholding our brand values.
Livingstone Brown has appointed three newly-qualified solicitors to its offices in Glasgow. Allegra Evans-Jones graduated from the University of Glasgow and has experience studying in the United States. She completed her traineeship at Argyle & Bute Council and will work on employment law a
Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed the appointment of stable member Ruth Charteris to the rank of Queen's Counsel. This brings the number of senior counsel in Scotland’s full service stable to 11. The stable is also pleased to announce that Ms Charteris will join Crown office as an advocat
Caroline Fraser has joined Lindsays' private client team in its Dundee Office. Ms Fraser is well known for her work across the full spectrum of private client matters, from wills and power of attorney to issues surrounding care and inheritance tax.
The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) has announced the appointment of Victorie-Anne Gomez-Llorens and Helena Siebenrock as co-student directors. Ms Gomez-Llorens, from Reims, France, and Ms Siebenrock, from Frankfurt, Germany, will be co-student directors and are succeeding Jonathan Goodyear, the ALP&rsqu