Alan Delaney

Morton Fraser appoints legal director to employment law team

Employment law specialist, Alan Delaney, has joined Scottish law firm Morton Fraser as a Legal Director in its Employment Law team. Delaney, who has 17 years of experience in the sector, joins from law firm…

Thorntons Chairman Colin Graham, Chris Phillips, Noele McClelland

Employment law expertise grows as firm expands in the capital

Thorntons solicitors is strengthening its footprint in Edinburgh with new premises and a partner appointment. Chris Phillips has recently joined Thorntons as a partner and a member of the employment law team in Edinburgh. [adbutler…

Left to righat are Bruce Farquhar, Alan Simpson and Neil Farrell of Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern appoints renewables expert as firm’s Energy team reports record activity

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired renewable energy industry stalwart Alan Simpson who joins the firm as a consultant from law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie where he was a partner.  Simpson joins Anderson…

From left - Peter Lawson and Tamar Tammes

New leadership team for Burness Paull

Later this year, Peter Lawson will take over as chairman at Burness Paull LLP while Tamar Tammes will step into the role of managing partner. Both trained at Burness Paull. Lawson currently leads the firm’s corporate department,…

From left - Magnus Swanson and Steve Cook

Central Belt employment law specialists acquires Aberdeen based Empire

Aberdeen-based HR and employment law firm, Empire, has been acquired by Law At Work (LAW). The combined firm brings Empire’s position in the North-East together with LAW’s strong Central Belt client presence. This transaction, which follows…

Charles Sandison

New law firm launched in Aberdeen

A new law has been launched in Aberdeen by Charles Sandison. Sandison Kennedy has been set up with the view that legal advisory services need to respond to client demand for innovative cost containment and added…

From left - Mark Allan, Richard Shepherd and Tony Dawson.

Partnership changes at James & George Collie

Aberdeen legal firm, James & George Collie LLP (incorporating Kinnear & Falconer, Stonehaven), has made a set of partnership changes. Three long-serving partners - Tony Dawson, Anne-Maryse Churchill and Gregor Sim - have all stepped down as…

Alan Borthwick and Jennifer Whitelaw

New commercial property partner at BTO Solicitors

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has promoted Jennifer Whitelaw to partner. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] A key member of BTO’s successful Commercial Property team, Jennifer has over 22 years’ experience of development and residential conveyancing.  She acts for a…

Ellen Eunson

Blackadders looks to future growth with staff promotions

Law firm Blackadders has announced a number of promotions as the business looks to support future growth across its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Ellen Eunson and Stuart King have been assumed…

From left - Hardeep Singh Kohil, Bilaal Shabbir, Millar & Bryce managing director Richard Hepburn and Judith Ralston

Edinburgh paralegal named Paralegal of the Year

Accredited paralegal Bilaal Shabbir has been named Paralegal of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Legal Awards for his extensive experience in immigration law, family law, commercial dispute resolution and professional discipline. Bilaal has been…

John King

Millar & Bryce makes significant senior appointment

Land and property search firm Millar & Bryce has appointed John King as Principal Consultant to provide specialist consultancy support to its clients. King joins from Registers of Scotland, bringing over 30 years legal, policy…

Front row left to right: Duncan Fernie, Michael Kidd, Johnston Clark, Matthew McGarry, Duncan Arthur Second row (L-R): Gerald Callander, Gillian Strathdee, Keith Thomson, Paul Heath, Zubin Kazak Back row: Jack Harris, Jamie Daniels

Blackadders Wealth Management reaps rewards of investment with 35% growth

Blackadders Wealth Management LLP has grown the total value of assets under management by over 35% in the last year as a result of ongoing investment in its team and expertise. The increase was achieved…

Ricky Cannon

DWF makes double hire from Brodies as it grows its Scotland litigation practice

International legal business DWF has appointed litigation partner Ricky Cannon and hired associate Neale Tosh to its Glasgow office as the firm looks to strengthen its debt recovery and finance litigation offering in Scotland. Both join from Brodies…

Robert Graham-Campbell, CEO, Gillespie Macandrew, Eilidh Adams, Gillian Wright and Lianne Lodge

Gillespie Macandrew promotes three to Legal Director

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has promoted three Associates to Legal Director as part of the firm’s continuing expansion. Eilidh Adams and Lianne Lodge, are appointed to Legal Directors in the 27 strong Private Client…

Andrew Johnson

Frontier IP opens London office and recruits former journalist

Edinburgh-based intellectual property commercialisation specialists, Frontier IP Group, has appointed a communications professional to the team and is opening a new base in London. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Andrew Johnson, who will have responsibility for communications and…

From left - Mark Logie, Karen Simpson, Katrina Sey and John Barrowman

Peterkins strengthen Financial Services and Trust & Executry Departments

Legal firm, Peterkins, has made two appointments to further strengthen their Financial Services and Trust & Executry Departments. Mark Logie joins the mortgage advisory team and will be based in the firm’s Inverurie, Huntly and…

David Woods, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Glasgow IP specialist promoted at legal firm Pinsent Masons

Intellectual property and IT specialist David Woods has been promoted to partner at international legal firm Pinsent Masons. The Glasgow-based lawyer is one of 23 individuals who will assume partnership with effect from 1 May.…

From left - Keith Anderson and Greig Williamson. credit: DB Media Services

Vialex leads on series of deals and hires senior adviser

Scottish legal services firm Vialex has completed a string of deals and announced a key hire as it continues to grow its transaction services division. The Edinburgh-based practice has advised on the sale of Solid…

Malcolm McPherson (second left) receiving his award

Scottish Legal Awards present Malcolm McPherson with Managing Partner of the Year award

The 2018 Scottish Legal Awards has presented Addleshaw Goddard Senior Partner for Scotland, Malcolm McPherson, with its Managing Partner of the Year award. The award, for which there is no submission process, was agreed by…

Sheelagh Cooley

Sheelagh Cooley: Imminent energy efficiency legislation presents issues for commercial property lenders and customers

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) comes into effect on 1 April 2018, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of rented commercial and residential property in England and Wales. There are exemptions but…

Lucky Bay port facility

Scottish law firm advises marine client on $115m port deal in Australia

Scottish law firm Harper Macleod, has concluded one of its biggest deals to date in the marine sector – on the other side of the world. The firm's Shipping, Ports & Harbours team advised on…

Peter Lawson

Burness Paull crowned as leading dealmaker

Scottish law firm Burness Paull LLP has been confirmed as the top legal corporate dealmaker in Scotland for the third year running. The firm posted a record-breaking performance, advising on 296 publishable transactions with a…

Simon Allison (centre) and members of the team at Blackadders LLP after he was named Lawyer of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards

Blackadders partner overcomes adversity to scoop Lawyer of the Year award

A partner at Blackadders LLP who successfully overcame what looked to be a debilitating stroke has received the country’s top individual law accolade at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2018. Little over 12…

Richard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons sells Cerico to Dow Jones

Law firm Pinsent Masons has sold Cerico, its Glasgow-based online compliance solutions business, to business and financial information firm Dow Jones for an undisclosed sum. Pinsent Masons launched Cerico in 2013 as a joint venture…

The Anderson Strathern collect their award

Success for Anderson Strathern Litigation Team at the Scottish Legal Awards

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern won Litigation Team of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Legal Awards for the work of the Professional Regulation team and in recognition of its commitment to this field of law and…