Peter Boyd

Scots Under Represented on Equity Release

An Edinburgh Lawyer has been invited as the sole Scottish representative to participate in a Commons Parliamentary committee discussing the potential value of the burgeoning equity release industry. Peter Boyd, Managing Director of Edinburgh headquartered…

Neil Amner

Anderson Strathern hires Neil Amner

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired Neil Amner as part of its growth strategy across a range of commercial areas including transport, the environment and infrastructure.  Amner, a former partner at law firm MacRoberts…

Shaun George of Brodies LLP

Spring Clean Your Business: Make Decisions With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Good business and tax planning decisions do not always go hand in hand with good family law advice. We are often consulted by clients who, at the end of their relationship, find that the seemingly…

Vanessa Kennedy

Gilson Gray hire new marketing director

Gilson Gray, the full service legal firm, has appointed a Marketing Director in a newly created role. With more than 20 years of marketing and brand experience most recently with PwC - as well as…

100 Queen Street

Lindsays solicitors to move to 100 Queen Street

Scottish legal firm Lindsays, has taken the 7,845 sq ft third floor of 100 Queen Street, Glasgow on a 15 year FRI lease. Totalling 54,000 sq ft, the refurbishment of 100 Queen Street reached practical completion…

Charles Livingstone

Spring clean your business: any regulatory skeletons in the closet?

Regulatory issues are becoming increasingly important to businesses large and small, with governments and regulators adding new duties and punishments on a regular basis, and stepping up their enforcement activity. Key areas in which regulation…

Lorna Jack

Law Society of Scotland Chief Executive Lorna Jack wins prestigious Leadership Award

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, has won the UK Association Excellence Award for Leadership. On accepting the accolade, Lorna commented, “I was delighted to hear that I had been shortlisted…

Four new associates at BTO Solicitors

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has made four senior promotions across the firm from a variety of teams. Eileen Sherry, Jennifer King, David Cairns and Andrew Phillips have all been appointed as Associates. Eileen Sherry joined…

Andy Nolan

Time to Spring Clean Your Contracts

A guest post form Brodies Associate, Andy Nolan. A client once joked with me that a good contract is one that, once signed, can be locked in a drawer and never looked at again. Unfortunately…

Ed Sanderson

Law At Work continues expansion with new appointments

Employment law, HR and health & safety firm, Law At Work (LAW), has taken further steps to expand with a wave of new appointments. The five key appointments combined with LAW’s recent acquisition of Square…

Susan McFayden

Blackadders announce promotions and claim awards

Law firm Blackadders has appointed Susan McFadyen as a Partner in their Corporate & Commercial team. Susan joined Blackadders in May 2015 and has more than 15 years’ experience in Corporate & Commercial law, dealing…

Hamish Lean

Triple boost for Shepherd and Wedderburn Aberdeen

UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has boosted its rural practice with the appointment of three rural lawyers to its Aberdeen office, including one of the North East's leaders in rural law, Hamish Lean. Top ranked…

Charlie Fraser (left) Partner, Aberdein Considine has been reunited with former business partner David Burnside (right)

Leading Scottish employment lawyer joins Aberdein Considine

The man at the heart of compensation battles over the North Sea Piper Alpha and Chinook helicopter disasters is returning to frontline legal practice. David Burnside - one of Scotland’s leading and most respected employment…

Gillespie Macandrew strengthens Property Litigation with two promotions

Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew LLP, has reinforced its recent firm wide growth with the promotion of Associates Colin Hamilton (Planning) and Isobell Reid (Construction) to Partner. Isobell Reid joined the Litigation team last year…

Bruce Farquhar appointed as Chair at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed corporate partner Bruce Farquhar as Chair to lead it during its next phase of growth working alongside Managing Partner, Murray McCall. Bruce Farquhar started his legal career as…

Corporate Scotland remains resilient despite uncertainty

A survey of some of Scotland’s largest and best-known businesses conducted by Scottish law firm, Burness Paull, suggests that deal activity will continue, despite political uncertainty. The results of the survey, ‘Corporate Scotland: Deal-making trends’…

left to right: Mary McQueen, Partner McQueen Legal; Dot Mullally, Partner McQueen Legal; Jo Dallas, Christian Aid

Edinburgh Solicitors raises £6,155 for Will Aid Charity

Solicitors and estate agents McQueen Legal has raised £6,155 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign, making them the third highest donating firm in Scotland. McQueen Legal has now raised an…

Linda Urquhart OBE Retires as Morton Fraser Chair

Linda Urquhart OBE has announced her retirement from Morton Fraser LLP after 33 years. She will be replaced as Chair of Morton Fraser by Maggie Moodie, who leads the firm’s Public Sector practice. Urquhart has…

Amy McKay

Balfour+Manson strengthens Aberdeen office

Legal firm Balfour+Manson has strengthened its team in north east Scotland with the appointment of Amy McKay as an Associate within its Aberdeen office. Ms McKay joins from Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace where she…

(left to right): Journalist and broadcaster Alastair Stewart (awards host), Clare Munro (Brodies), Brodies’ Managing Partner Bill Drummond, Stephen Goldie (Brodies), Nick Scott (Brodies), Lorna Jack (chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland), Mark Stewart (Brodies)

Brodies named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at Legal Business Awards

Brodies LLP has been named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards in London - the second time that the firm has received the accolade in the past three years.…

Pauline Hogg - Managing Partner of Condies Accountants and Advisors

Condies announces appointment of Pauline Hogg as Managing Partner

Condies Accountants and Advisors has announced the appointment of Pauline Hogg as the firm’s new Managing Partner. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with a practice in Leith, Pauline moved to a large Edinburgh-based firm…

Pinsent Masons to launch Vario in Australia

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to launch its flexible legal resourcing hub, Vario, in Australia later this year. Australia will be Vario's first operational base outside the UK and its launch is…

Jennifer Young

Raft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has made seven promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling offices. In line with its focus on steady, sustainable growth, the firm said these changes reflect each individual’s valuable service…

Margaret Meehan

Burness Paull promotes new pensions partner

Scottish law firm Burness Paull has promoted Margaret Meehan to partner in its pensions team. Margaret joined Burness Paull in 1993 and has more than 25 years’ experience in pensions law. A specialist in complex…

Christine Yuill

Pinsent Masons announces 2017 partner promotions

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 16 individuals to its partnership, including Glasgow-based tax specialist Christine Yuill. Eighty per cent of the those being promoted to partner specialise in the firm's…

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