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…

Jacqueline Cook

New Planning Director at Davidson Chalmers

Commercial law firm, Davidson Chalmers, has appointed Jacqueline Cook as its new Planning Director. She will play a lead role advising clients on planning-related matters, working alongside colleagues within the firm’s specialist teams including Commercial…

Jacqueline Moore

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Head of Immigration to lead new department

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigration department to support clients in the run-up to Brexit and beyond. Jacqueline, who is ranked as a top-tier immigration lawyer by the Legal 500 independent…

Tony McGlennan

Addleshaw Goddard recruits SFA compliance officer into global investigations team

A former compliance officer at the Scottish Football Association has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a Legal Director. Tony McGlennan will join Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team, headed by partner Nichola Peters, and building on its…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Dentons posts 36% increase in PEP for the UK & Middle East

Revenue from the UK & Middle East region of legal firm Dentons has increased 22% to £203.1m as reported in its unaudited, headline FY17/18 results. The firm merged with Maclay Murray & Spens and this figure only…

Tony Jones

Tony Jones QC joins Brodies LLP as new partner

Brodies LLP, Scotland’s largest law firm, has appointed Tony Jones QC, who joins the firm as a partner in its advocacy unit. Jones took Silk in 2017 and is one of only three practising civil…

Lynn Melville

Partner changes at BTO Solicitors

Scottish independent law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has made a number of changes to its senior team. Due to increasing client demand in its Trusts, Estates and Tax Planning Department, the Firm has taken the…

Caption (l-r): Zoe Irving, joins the Land and Rural Business team in Perth Katie Hobkirk, Corporate Law & Intellectual Property, St Andrews Jamie Lyons, Personal Injury, Dundee Iona Anderson, Private Client St Andrews Danny McGinn, Personal Injury, Dundee Ling Deng, Dispute Resolution and Claims, Dundee Colin Graham, Chairman Rachel Lawson, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property, Dundee

Thorntons appoints seven new solicitors

A Scottish law firm has continued its investment in future legal talent with the appointment of seven newly-qualified solicitors. The new recruits at Thorntons all recently completed two-year traineeships, and will join specialised teams across…

Douglas Gourlay

TLT appoints banking partner in Scotland

UK law firm TLT has appointed Douglas Gourlay as a partner in its Glasgow office, building on the firm's national strength in banking and finance. Gourlay joins TLT from national firm Weightmans, where he established…

Jo Nisbet top left and Limor Wolfe bottom left

Harper Macleod announces 42 promotions in biggest round of its 30-year history

Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has announced the biggest ever round of promotions in its 30-year history. 42 solicitors in the firm have been promoted to new positions, including two new Partners – Jo Nisbet…

From left - Katie Williams and Richard Scott

Pinsent Masons appoints new Aberdeen head of office

Corporate banking specialist Richard Scott has been appointed as law firm Pinsent Masons’ Head of Office in Aberdeen. He succeeds fellow partner and employment law expert Katie Williams who is relocating to Australia to strengthen…

Anne Hall Dick

Brewin Dolphin boosts matrimonial team with key appointment

Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, is growing its matrimonial offering in Scotland with the appointment of family law and mediation expert, Anne Hall Dick, as a consultant. Anne will work with…

Law Society of Scotland

Law Society of Scotland launches price transparency consultation

The Law Society of Scotland is asking the legal profession and consumer bodies for their views on price transparency for legal services. The consultation, 'Price transparency – promoting consumer choice', aims to stimulate discussion within…

Alan Roughead

Perthshire law firm continues regional growth

Perthshire law firm, Macnabs, has opened an office in Aberuthven, bringing the firm’s total number of offices to four. Macnabs, which has offices in Perth, Pitlochry, Blairgowrie and now Aberuthven employs almost 40 staff and…

Anne McTaggart

New Aberdeen partner for Balfour+Manson

Legal firm Balfour+Manson in Aberdeen has strengthened its team in north east Scotland with the appointment of Anne McTaggart who joins as Partner within its Family Law team. A practising solicitor since 1976, Anne McTaggart…

Marks & Clerk

Intellectual property specialist eyes further expansion

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk is relocating to larger premises in the regenerated Haymarket area amid sustained strong performance. The firm is moving to a modern office space at 40 Torphichen Street that will…

Sarah-Louise Hay and David Smith

New Appointments at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace boost Property & Financial Services

Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has made two new appointments, signalling growth in their property and Financial service teams. Sarah-Louise Hay joins as an additional Mortgage Adviser and will…

Rona Kostulin, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons appoints 7 Scottish legal directors In promotions round

International law firm Pinsent Masons has promoted twelve lawyers to the role of Legal Director, seven of which are based in Scotland. Working across the firm’s five global sectors, four of the staff elevated to…

Caren McNeil with Paul Macallan

Peterkins makes commercial property division partner promotion

North East Scotland legal firm Peterkins has made a promotion to further strengthen its’ Commercial Property division. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Caren McNeil joined Peterkins in January 2017 and has over 10 years’ experience in commercial property.…

L-R (top) Louise Kelso, Jane McMonagle, David Lightbody (bottom) Elaine Petterson, Angela McCulloch

Round of promotions includes five new partners at Brodies

Brodies LLP, Scotland’s largest law firm, has announced its latest round of promotions, including 5 new Partners, 8 Managing Associates and 14 Associates. Angela McCulloch, David Lightbody, Elaine Petterson, Jane McMonagle and Louise Kelso step…

David Maguire

Two partner promotions at MacRoberts

Scottish law firm MacRoberts has made two promotions to its partnership to further strengthen its Real Estate and Projects divisions. David McGuire has been with MacRoberts for 16 years and was a Legal Director within…

Dorothy Kellas

Gilson Gray’s Expansion Surge Continues At Pace

Legal firm Gilson Gray has underlined its continued growth ambitions by taking over the North Berwick offices of law firm Lindsays, including the transfer of partner, Dorothy Kellas and the entire team of local staff.…