Thorntons has welcomed its new intake of trainees across its network of offices. Thirteen graduates started in September across the firm's offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Cupar, St Andrews and Perth.
Thorntons has pledged its support for Cash for Kids as it announces the return of its renowned charity wills campaign. Taking place across its offices in Fife, Dundee, Perth, Angus and Edinburgh, Thorntons won’t charge a fee for wills written throughout the month of September. Instead, the fir
A rare opportunity to acquire an A-listed 17th century castle with links to some of Scotland’s most renowned royals is being offered by Thorntons. Powrie Castle, one of five remaining castles in Dundee, has come on to the market following extensive renovations by the current owners over the la
Several practitioners at full-service law firm Thorntons have been recognised through the STEP Excellence Awards scheme and ranking in the Chambers High Net Worth 2022 guide. Executry assistant Yana Lagatski from Edinburgh and associate Rachel Anderson from St Andrews, both working in Thorntons priv
Hot on the heels of the Wagatha Christie saga which brought defamation arising from social media into the minds of many, new legislation which reforms the law of defamation in Scotland came into force on 8 August. Baktosch Gillan and Mike Kemp explain the details. Prior to the Defamation and Ma
Four lawyers at Thorntons have obtained specialist accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland. Kirsty Stewart, legal director and chartered trademark attorney, has become the first in the firm to be accredited in intellectual property, in recognition of her specialist knowledge and experience.
Thorntons partner Murray Etherington has vowed to fight to protect legal aid across Scotland. He said he will also focus on the Law Society’s critical role in regulating the profession following the Scottish government’s proposals to overhaul the country’s legal system.
A victim of historic child abuse has secured a six-figure settlement following a landmark case. John Findlay, 44, who was represented by Thorntons Solicitors, has spent years pursuing his claim against Aberlour House Ltd after being sexually molested by a teacher in 1990 when he was 12-years-old.
Thorntons has strengthened its specialist property teams with the promotion of three new partners. Nicola McCafferty in Dundee and Aimee Gibbons in Glasgow have been appointed as commercial real estate partners while Hannah Fraser in Edinburgh has been elevated to residential property partner.
Employers should take care in offering shorter work hours to their employees over the summer, an employment law partner at Thorntons Solicitors has said. Chris Phillips made the comments after it emerged that Big Four accountancy firm PwC would offer staff shorter work hours on a Friday during the s
Thorntons Solicitors continues to make progress on workplace gender equality, with the mean hourly pay gap between men and women narrowing by 13.6 per cent since reporting of the issue began. The firm, which now has 566 people including 70 partners, published its annual gender pay report today, cove
Thorntons Solicitors has announced a merger with Edinburgh-based Stuart & Stuart WS, creating an expanded business with a headcount of 564, including 71 partners. The merger, which takes effect from 1 April 2022, brings together two historic firms, with Stuart & Stuart WS tracing its origins