Nadia Cook has started a new position as business development solicitor at Harper Macleod LLP (HM Connect). She said on LinkedIn: "I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team and looking forward to meeting and working with our current HM Connect member firms and welcoming new members in the fu
Brandon Malone has transferred to the bar and will become a member of the Faculty of Advocates next month. He said on LinkedIn: "They say that a change is as good as a rest. After 30 years in law firms, 20 of those years as a solicitor advocate, I have decided to transfer to the Scottish Bar. I will
Blackadders has appointed Lindsey Brown as a partner in the firm's private client team in Dundee. Ms Brown has a broad range of experience in various practice areas including residential conveyancing, family law matters, executries, powers of attorney, wills, inheritance tax planning and asset prote
Global law firm Clyde & Co has bolstered its Scottish team with the promotion of Ross Fairweather, Lyndsey Combe and Kay Darling to senior associate. The trio have been promoted in their respective fields of large loss and catastrophic injuries, clinical negligence and defender disease litigatio
UK law firm TLT has elected Bristol-based lawyer Sasha Butterworth as senior partner for a three-year term starting on 1 January 2023. Ms Butterworth takes over from Andrew Glynn, who has been senior partner at TLT for seven years after being re-elected in 2019.
Hastings Legal has promoted Tim Taylor to director with effect from 1st September 2022. Mr Taylor initially joined the Borders firm’s Duns office as a trainee solicitor in 2016 and was later made an associate.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC as Advocate General for Scotland. Commenting on his reappointment, Lord Stewart said: “I am honoured to have been reappointed as Advocate General for Scotland.
Stephen Dick has joined Gilson Gray as a partner. Mr Dick has more than two decades of experience in the property sector and joins Gilson Gray from DLA Piper, where his client base included a range of high-profile investors, developers, landlords, and occupiers. He also previously spent six years wo
The International Bar Association (IBA) has announced that it will establish a new committee – the Forum for Government and Public Lawyers. Andrew Mackenzie and Federica D’Alessandra, both members of the Section on Public and Professional Interest Council, will establish and co-chair the
Andrew Blain has been re-elected as managing partner of Shepherd and Wedderburn from 1 May 2023. Mr Blain was first elected managing partner in 2019 after joining Shepherd and Wedderburn in 1989 and becoming a partner in 1996. He led the firm's corporate practice from 2009 until 2019.
BTO has welcomed Cat MacLean as a partner. She will join the firm’s dispute resolution team in Edinburgh on 14 November. A well-respected legal practitioner, Ms MacLean practised at the bar for 10 years before leading a dispute resolution team in a commercial law firm. She has extensive experi
Barney Ross has been elected Clerk of Faculty following a six-way contest. Mr Ross succeeds Richard Pugh KC, who has stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office.
Glasgow-based Quantuma Advisory has appointed Paul Black as director within its forensic accounting team. Mr Black joins Quantuma as an experienced forensic accountant and expert witness within the Scottish market. Strengthening Quantuma’s expert witness and dispute offering, he will assist in
A solicitor from Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has received an accreditation in recognition of her expertise in trauma. Emma Letham, associate at WJM, has gained the trauma-informed lawyer certification from the Law Society of Scotland.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has appointed two new board members. Lynne Collingham and Dale Hughes joined the SLCC board on 15 June and 12 August 2022 respectively. The appointments are for five years.