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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Personal injury expert Iain Nicol has joined Thorntons. Mr Nicol brings with him 30 years’ experience as a solicitor and has been accredited in personal injury law for almost two decades.

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Thorntons has announced the appointment of five new trainees, with a further 12 to join in September.

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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

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Turnover at Thorntons has increased to £31.2 million, up 1.9 per cent on the previous year. Managing partner Lesley Larg said: “We certainly experienced a ‘spring bounce’ from the residential property market last year, which continued through the summer and into the autumn. T

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Thorntons has bolstered its Dundee conveyancing team by merging with Kim Barclay Solicitors. Founder Kim Barclay began her career at Thorntons, later launching her own successful residential property and will and executory practice – and two decades on she is rejoining the team. Paralegal Fion

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Thorntons now has 47 qualified mental health first aiders across the business. The firm invested in the training to place a stronger focus on mental health and wellbeing as society emerges from the pandemic.

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Thorntons is urging other businesses to commit to staff volunteering, saying it adds value to employees’ professional and personal lives. In 2020, the firm signed up to Dundee-based Social Good Connect, looking to help staff feel connected during the challenges of lockdown. Launched by CEO Car

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Thorntons' Loretta Maxfield has been named a certified specialist in data protection by the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Maxfield, who has been with Thorntons since 2005, specialises in IP, data protection and information governance, and is qualified in both Scots and English law.

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A Thorntons solicitor has been appointed as a committee member to the Trainee and Newly Qualified Society (TANQ), which is run by the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. Danielle Mari Connell, a newly qualified solicitor in Thorntons’ IP, Media and Technology team, will have the opportuni

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