Michael Thomson

Rising star joins insolvency team at Burness Paull

Burness Paull has snapped up a rising star from a rival firm to head up a strengthened restructuring and insolvency team. Michael Thomson joins Burness Paull as a Partner in the Corporate Finance division. He…

Stephanie Mackenzie

Davidson Chalmers appoints new Director to housebuilding team

Stephanie Mackenzie has joined commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers to become a Director in the firm’s housebuilding team, a sector where she has built up significant expertise during her legal career. She joins from CMS…

Gillespie Macandrew’s CSR Committee with Children in Scotland, The Rock Trust and Rossie Young People’s Trust.

Three charities benefit from Gillespie Macandrew’s £28,000 profit share

Scottish legal firm Gillespie Macandrew has donated a share of its profits to three children’s charities. The Rock Trust, Children in Scotland and Rossie Young People’s Trust have been awarded £28,000 under the law firm’s…

Amanda Hulme

Addleshaw Goddard appoints new financial regulation partner

Addleshaw Goddard has added further partner strength to its financial regulation team with the appointment Lorna Finlayson, making it a six-Partner team and one of the largest in the UK. Lorna, former head of Burness…

Louise Mahon

MacRoberts strengthens corporate team with new legal director

Scottish law firm, MacRoberts, has strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of corporate lawyer, Louise Mahon. With over 15 years’ experience, Louise has an established track record in advising on all areas of corporate…

Lynn Lavelle

Turnover up at Law At Work

Law At Work (LAW), the employment law, HR and health & safety specialists, has seen its revenue increase by 30% to £1.48m for the first six months of their accounting period. The growth comes from new clients acquisition…

John Paul Sheridan

New head of Scotland for law firm TLT

UK law firm TLT has appointed disputes partner John Paul Sheridan as its new head of Scotland. John Paul has been with the firm since joining as a trainee in 1998 and is a respected…

from left to right are: Michael Johnston, Claire Pirie, Lindsay Kirkwood, Stacey Culloch and senior partner John Thom.

Miller Hendry strengthens its teams in Dundee and Perth with six appointments

Tayside solicitors and estate agents Miller Hendry has announced a raft of six key appointments and promotions, expanding and strengthening its teams in Dundee and Perth. Aileen Scott and Beverley McMahon have been promoted into…

Craig Nicol, Joint managing partner at Thorntons

Thorntons increases turnover £23.9 million

Scottish law firm Thorntons has recorded strong financial results to May 2017 resulting in an overall increase in turnover of 4.5% to £23.9 million with profitability at the 56 partner firm increasing by 18%. Craig…

(L-R) Emma Donaldson, Alistair Barbour, Gillian Harman, Lewis Richardson, Mark Hastings, Alan Borthwick, Jamie Reekie, Lesley Grant, Calum Sweeney and Angus Gillies

Ten BTO solicitors promoted across the firm to associate level

Law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has announced a raft of senior promotions across the firm with ten senior solicitors making the step up to associate level. Seven of the newly promoted associates operate within the…

Left to right : Joseph Bowie (Lender Services Operations Director) Mike Sinclair (Senior Property partner), Myra Scott (partner and Head of Lender Services Practice Group), Jacqueline Law (Managing Partner), Laura Browne (partner), Matthew Wightman (partner, Lender Services Practice Group)

New partners appointed to Aberdein Considine litigation team

Aberdein Considine has boosted the strength of its finance and banking litigation team with the appointment of two senior lawyers from Ascent Performance Group.   Myra Scott has joined the firm as partner and Head of…

Campbell Newell

Marks & Clerk tops Scottish trade mark rankings

Marks & Clerk, the international intellectual property (IP) firm, has been identified as a top ranking firm for trade mark prosecution in Scotland. The firm, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, was given the…

Left to right are Susanne Godfrey and Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern (by Stewart Attwood)

Anderson Strathern turnover up 2.5% to £21.5 million

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has increased turnover for the year to 31st August 2017 by 2.5% to £21.5 million, boosted by major client wins, panel appointments and organic growth across its private client, commercial…

Grant Campbell

Brodies gold listing for fifth year in a row

Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s list of leading trademark professionals for the fifth consecutive year. World Trademark Review 1000 2018 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR1000), which…

(L-R) Fiona Mackintosh, Michael Kusznir & Gillian Smith

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace welcomes a trio of new Private Client Solicitors

Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has welcomed three new solicitors to its private client team. Michael Kusznir and Fiona Mackintosh joined the department at Albyn Place and Gillian Smith…

Alison Gilson (left) partner and head of corporate team in Shoosmiths Edinburgh office with newly appointed corporate solicitor Emily McQueen (right)

Shoosmiths adds to Edinburgh headcount

National law firm Shoosmiths has underlined its confidence in 2018 by announcing two key January appointments to its growing real estate and corporate teams in Edinburgh. Emily McQueen joins Shoosmiths’ corporate team as a solicitor…

Joanne Cruickshank

Morton Fraser appoints Legal Director for its Residential Property team

Joanne Cruickshank has joined Scottish law firm Morton Fraser as Legal Director in its Residential Property team. Joanne brings 26 years of experience and strong credentials in property law to the team of nine. She…

Murray McCall, Managing Partner, Anderson Strathern

Tender success for Anderson Strathern Universities & Colleges Team

Anderson Strathern has been appointed to all six lots of the Legal Services Framework for the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) which was established to ensure good value and high quality services for…

(L-R) Stephanie Carr, Head of Glasgow office; Karen Fulton, Partner and Head of Residential Property in Glasgow; Lindsay Darroch, Board member and Head of Property.

Blackadders appoints new partner to head up Glasgow residential property

Law firm Blackadders has appointed a new head of residential property to its Glasgow office. Karen Fulton joins Blackadders as a Partner to take up the role and will be responsible for building on the…

From left - Jennifer Young, Uisdean Vass, Laura Petrie

Ledingham Chalmers launches new E & P practice and welcomes back legal expertise

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has launched a new exploration and production (E&P) practice as it welcomes two renowned oil and gas lawyers back to the firm. Aberdeen-based partners Laura Petrie and Uisdean Vass have…

Intellectual property practice named top UK patent filer

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk – which has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – has been named the UK’s top patent filer. The firm filed the highest number of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)…

Left to right are Hayden Ball, Roy Hotrabhvanon, international athlete wearing PlayerData EDGE wearable technology and Mike Welch OBE

Burness Paull further strengthens tech credentials

Legal firm Burness Paull has enhanced its reputation in Scotland’s booming tech sector by advising a start-up on first-stage equity investment to allow the business to continue the development of its wearable sports technology. The…

David Dunsire

Lindsays expands corporate team with appointment of prominent lawyer

Lindsays is expanding its corporate team with the appointment of David Dunsire who joins as a Consultant in Edinburgh. David, a well-known figure in both legal and business circles across Scotland, has been advising businesses…

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SPFL appoints new legal advisers along with in-house Legal Counsel

The SPFL has appointed a new team of in-house and external legal advisers. Following the announcement that Rod McKenzie would be retiring from Harper Macleod LLP but continuing in the law, the SPFL conducted an extensive…

Nick Scott

New managing partner appointed at Brodies

Nick Scott is to succeed Bill Drummond as managing partner at Brodies LLP. Drummond’s final year as managing partner will coincide with the firm’s current financial year, ending in April 2018.   His 20 year term as…