Left to right - Alun Thomas, Fiona Killen and John Mitchell

‘The Legal 500 Hall of Fame’ success for Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has had three of its partners recognised in the inaugural UK ‘The Legal 500 Hall of Fame’, a global industry body that ranks firms and professionals across the US, Europe, the…

Peter Lawson

Burness Paull posts annual turnover up 7% to £57.6m

Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has posted an annual turnover of £57.6M - up 7% from £53.8M the previous yea with profits of £23.8M - up 8% from £22M on 2016/17 - and as a…

From left - Brian Inkster and Rory Cradock

Law firm opens new office in Aberdeen

Inksters Solicitors have moved into Aberdeen with Rory Cradock joining them to set up an office at 9 Queens Road. Rory has many years of experience of the Aberdeen property market with, in recent years,…

Amy Entwistle

Morton Fraser Public Sector team wins VisitScotland contract

Law firm, Morton Fraser, has been appointed by VisitScotland to manage the legal requirements for its extensive property portfolio in Scotland. The three-year contract includes commercial conveyancing legal services for both the acquisition and sale of…

Allan Wernham

CMS appoints new Managing Director for Scotland

Legal firm CMS has appointed Allan Wernham as its Managing Director in Scotland. He takes lead responsibility for the firm’s three Scottish offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with an overall team of more than 350…

Amanda Jones

Dentons appoints Scotland-based partner as its first global Women’s Advancement Director

Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has added two new leadership roles to promote women at the firm and help them enhance their business development and marketing skills. Amanda Jones will take on the role…

Harper Macleod Chairman Professor Lorne Crerar and Chief Executive Martin Darroch

Harper Macleod hits profits of £10.2m on turnover of £26.5m

Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has marked its 30th year in business by announcing record profitability in its most recent financial year – its seventh consecutive year of profit growth. The firm saw profits pass the…

Tamar Tammes

Partner promotions as new management team take helm at Burness Paull

Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has appointed four new partners to strengthen its senior talent pool as its new management team officially takes the helm. With effect from 1st August 2018, Peter Lawson takes…

Kevin Gardiner

Aberdein Considine appoints new Mortgage Operations Director

Aberdein Considine has strengthened its national financial services team with the appointment of Kevin Gardiner as Mortgage Operations Director. Kevin, who brings over 20 years’ experience in financial services, joins Aberdein Considine from First Mortgage.…

L-R: Claire Thornber, Nicola Gonnella and Claire McCracken

Weightmans’ Scottish presence boosted with raft of new appointments

Law firm Weightmans has further strengthened its Scottish offering with the appointment of three new Partners, taking the number of arrivals to the UK firm’s Glasgow office in recent months to seven. The news comes…

Jennifer Macrae

Law Firm Appoints Business Development Director

Legal firm Gilson Gray has appointed Jennifer Macrae as their new Business Development Director. Jennifer brings with her over 20 years’ experience within business development, initially for global advertising agency TMP Worldwide, and Satchi & Satchi before she…

Robert Graham-Campbell, CEO, Gillespie Macandrew

Gillespie Macandrew reports sixth consecutive year of growth with £11.36m turnover

Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew LLP has reported a sixth year of positive growth with an almost 6% rise in turnover for the financial year 2017-2018. Turnover for the year to 28 February 2018 was…

John Joyce and Malcolm McPherson

Addleshaw Goddard posts record revenues following merger

International legal firm, Addleshaw Goddard, has posted record global revenues of £242million for 2017/2018, representing a growth of 23% compared to the previous year. An £86 million profit marked the fourth consecutive year of profit…

Brodies’ Managing Partner, Nick Scott

Brodies hits revenue of £68.59m and eight consecutive years of growth

Annual revenue at law firm Brodies LLP grew to £68.59 million, up from £66.68 million in the previous year. Profits before partner distributions also increased, up 3.5% or £1.1million, to £32.86 million, compared to £31.73…

Chris Harte

Annual billings at Morton Fraser breaks £20m threshold for the first time

Legal firm Morton Fraser, has increased revenues by 9 per cent year-on-year, topping the £20m threshold for annual billings for the first time in its history (£21.7m). The strong commercial performance results in another increase to…

Alex McPherson

Alex McPherson: Five Legal Aspects Of Entrepreneurialism…

This article is part of the Scottish Business Network Experts Series. When it comes to start-ups, it’s easy to concentrate on winning clients and getting investment, and to overlook the legal aspects of running your own company.…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn reports record revenue increase of 6% to £53.5 million

Legal firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn, has reported record figures for its latest financial year ending 30 April 2018 with revenue rising 6% to £53.5 million and profits before partner distributions increased 10% to £22 million over the…

(Left to Right) Keith Allan, Douglas Winchester

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace acquires Winchesters Solicitors

Aberdeen and North East Legal Firm, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCCW) has announced the purchase of Ellon based law practice Winchesters Solicitors. Specialising in Residential Conveyancing and Private Client matters, Winchesters Solicitors also carries…

(l-r) — Ledingham Chalmers chairman and partner, Jennifer Young; consultant Ken Shaw; partner Julie Longmuir; and partner Fiona Thomson

Ledingham Chalmers eyes growth with merger

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers today announces a merger with north east solicitors and estate agents, Gray & Connochie. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Effective from 1 July, the agreement increases Ledingham Chalmers’ headcount by 11: partners Julie…

l-r Steven McIlroy and Stewart Cameron

Cameron Intellectual Property acquires new Glasgow office to allow for expansion

Cameron Intellectual Property has acquired and relocated its headquarters to new premises in Glasgow city-centre. The patent, trademark and design attorney has moved from 900 sq ft into the 2000 sq ft office at Moncrieff House on…

Richard Masters, Chairman Scotland and Northern Ireland, Pinsent Masons

Law Firm Pinsent Masons Achieve £450m Turnover

International law firm Pinsent Masons which employs 540 staff in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has revealed its unaudited results for 2017-18 which shows global turnover increased by 6% to £449.8 million. Fees billed rose by 10% on…

From left - Laura Considine and Iain Considine

Veteran North East lawyer hands over reins to daughter

Well known North East lawyer Iain Considine has announced he will be stepping down from his role as a senior partner at Aberdein Considine, the law firm he co-founded in 1981 and will now become…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern

Strong first half year for Anderson Strathern with client wins

Anderson Strathern has secured a series of client appointments during the first half of the year, helping to increase year-on-year revenue at the independent Scottish legal firm.  Revenue is up by 8% in the six…

Roddy Harrison

Private client heavyweight joins Dentons as partner in Scotland

Legal firm, Dentons, has hired partner Roddy Harrison to the Firm's Private Client and Charities team within the UK Tax department. Roddy joins from BTO Solicitors where he headed the private client practice and was…

L-R Michelle Novenson, Jet Doran, Rachel Jones, Cecilia Lai

Scottish legal tech company snaps up international award

Edinburgh based legal tech company SnapDragon has been listed at number 55 on Disrupt 100, an influential list of the companies with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. SnapDragon uses smart software and business’ intellectual…