Professor Peter Watson has been appointed as president of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS). Professor Watson takes on the role from Tracy Alexander FKC, director of forensic services for the City of London Police.
Cullen Kilshaw LLP Solicitors and Estate Agents is to merge with JD Clark & Allan, a long-established firm based in Duns in the Borders. The combined firm will continue to trade under the name of Cullen Kilshaw LLP.
Solicitor advocate Tim Edward is the newest partner to join BTO’s dispute resolution team, where he will lead the firm’s professional liability division. An accredited specialist in professional negligence, and a member of The Legal 500’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for both commerc
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace LLP (RCCW) has acquired Aberdeen-based practice Mackie & Dewar. Partner Alistair Marshall will join RCCW as a consultant focusing on residential conveyancing and private client matters. He will oversee the transition of the business to RCCW’s head offic
Gibson Kerr has bolstered its family and personal law departments with five appointments. Joining the firm's family law practice are solicitors Gabriella Lipschitz and Laura Brown, as well as family law administrator Mhairi Pierce. The personal law team has added solicitor Briege Valentine and perso
Seven new members have been welcomed to the WS Society's Council. The council is a representative body of 21 Writers to the Signet, each serving a term of three years. Council has an important consultative function in providing the society’s trustees with feedback on its activities.
Thompsons Solicitors has announced a series of senior promotions, with Joel Shaw, Amy Haughton, Jillian MacKenzie and Richard Singer promoted to salaried partner with another five promoted to associate. With effect from early November, Mr Shaw will be a partner in the firm's accident team, Ms Haught
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has welcomed Glasgow lawyers Alan Eadie and Lynne Cardow to its professional indemnity team as partners. Mr Eadie and Ms Cardow both join DACB from BTO Solicitors and bring with them a senior associate and solicitor.
Lawyers Gail Docherty, Michael Hankinson and Callum McInnes have combined to form start-up firm DHM Law in Glasgow. The firm's core areas of expertise so far are residential property, dispute resolution, insolvency, and commercial property. The three lawyers had formerly worked together at Macdonald
Shakespeare Martineau has built on its Scots law offering with the appointment of dispute resolution partner Fiona Pask in Edinburgh. Bringing with her more than 17 years of litigation experience, Ms Pask will be heading up the dispute resolution team and developing the firm’s litigation pract
Gilson Gray has appointed Ben Finnie as regional sales manager and Charlotte Caird as property manager in Dundee. Mr Finnie brings a wealth of experience, having spent the past eight years in management roles across the Dundee property market, including at Thorntons. He joins the firm from boutique
Kee Solicitors has announced the appointment of Konrad Queen, who joins the firm's conveyancing and private client departments as a senior solicitor. He said: “I am incredibly pleased to be joining a firm that places the needs of their clients first and am looking forward to working alongside
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) has announced a raft of promotions. In Dunblane, private client expert Mirella Marchini has been made partner and property specialist Karen Crothers has been promoted to legal director.