Jackie Raitt

Double partner boost for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has appointed two new partners, strengthening its litigation team. Jackie Raitt, who has been with the firm 14 years, is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal…

The opening party at the new Scullion LAW office

Scullion LAW opens third office as turnover hits £2.34m

Turnover at full-service law firm Scullion LAW has increases by 49% between 2015 and 2017 reaching £2.34m for this year. The firm has also opened a third office in the West End of Glasgow. The firm…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover ahead of projections at £11.5million

Turnover at legal firm Ledingham Chalmers was just over £11.5million, compared with around £12.3million the year before; with profits down marginally from £3.8million to £3.4million. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh,…

From left - Ken Stanley, Morag Yellowlees, Ian Beattie, Alasdair Cummings

Lindsays announces merger with Edinburgh law firm

Legal firm Lindsays is to merge with Edinburgh based, Aitken Nairn W.S with the merged firm to be known as Lindsays. The merger will see Aitken Nairn W.S. partners Kenneth Stanley and Morag Yellowlees, along…

From left - Scott Whyte & Donald Wright

Watermans Legal acquires fellow Edinburgh legal firm

Watermans Legal has acquired fellow Edinburgh legal firm Wright & Co. The six-figure deal will see Wright & Co rebrand as Watermans Legal and work alongside personal injury specialists Watermans Accident Claims and Care. It…

Left to right - Susanne Godfrey and Murray McCall

New finance director at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed Susanne Godfrey as Finance Director to work alongside Managing Partner Murray McCall and the Anderson Strathern Board as the firm enters its next phase of growth. Susanne joins…

Jamie Foulis

Youngest partner promotion at Balfour+Manson

Family law specialist Jamie Foulis, who joined legal firm Balfour+Manson as a trainee only six years ago, has been promoted to Partner. The 29-year-old becomes the youngest member of the 20-strong Partnership at the firm, headquartered in Frederick Street, Edinburgh. Shona Smith, Head of Family Law at…

Paul Hally

Paul Hally re-elected Chairman of Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Paul Hally has been re-elected by his partners to serve a second consecutive term as Chairman of Shepherd and Wedderburn. Paul, who was first elected to the position in 2014, chairs the Shepherd and Wedderburn…

Gemma Copestick, Senior Manager of Employer Partnerships at STEP with senior solicitor Jocelyn Gilda, partner Roddy Harrison and associate Ross Brown of BTO Solicitors’ Tax Planning, Wills and Estates team

BTO Solicitors gains new tax and estates accreditation

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has been awarded Employer Partner accreditation by the STEP Employer Partnership Programme (EPP). The accreditation cements the firm’s commitment to delivering tax planning, wills and estates services of the highest…

Roger Connon

Aberdeen solicitor takes on Vario development role

The former head of Pinsent Masons’ Aberdeen office, Roger Connon, has taken up a new role with the law firm and will focus on expanding the Vario freelance legal resource to the north east’s oil…

Sally Morris-Smith

Shepherd and Wedderburn helps secure £34.7m housing deal in Greater Manchester

Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised on a £34.7 million funding deal that will lead to the construction of nearly 600 new homes. Shepherd and Wedderburn supported FairBriar International in securing financial backing from the Homes…

Left to right - Robert Gregory and Alistair Hindle

Hindles in growth mode from new Edinburgh base

Patent and trade mark attorneys Hindles has moved to larger premises on George Street, Edinburgh and completed a rebrand exercise from Alistair Hindle Associates to Hindles. The firm, which turned over £1.3 m last year also…

L-R: Charlie Fraser, Partner, Jacqueline Law, Managing Partner, Michael Sinclair, Senior Property Partner and Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director

Aberdein Considine continues growth with £500,000 investment

Aberdein Considine has accelerated its growth plans after announcing a significant investment in further expansion across Scotland. The Aberdeen-headquartered business has also strengthened its senior legal capability with the appointment of two new partners in…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn expands commercial disputes team with partner appointment

Commercial disputes specialist Philip Sewell has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 25 years’ experience to the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Regulation Division. Philip advises on contentious commercial matters, including insurance, professional negligence,…

Leigh Herd

Prestigious award for Shepherd and Wedderburn solicitor

Shepherd and Wedderburn solicitor Leigh Herd has won a prestigious accolade at the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017. Leigh, who is a member of the firm’s Property and Infrastructure Disputes team based in Edinburgh, has won…

Peter Baverstock, LEAP UK CEO

LEAP expands to 16 in Scotland

LEAP, the cloud software provider for small law firms,  has relocated its offices in Edinburgh to larger premises to accommodate a team which has expanded from seven to sixteen during the last year. Based in…

Mary McQueen & Gordon Bathgate

Allan McDougall and McQueen Legal to merge

Allan McDougall Solicitors and McQueen Legal have merged practices, creating an expanded business with more than 70 staff, offices across nine locations, and fee income in excess of £4m. The new entity, Allan McDougall McQueen LLP,…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Dentons formalises combination with Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons, the world's largest law firm has formalised its combination with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. Dentons' Global Chairman Joe Andrew said "By joining forces with such a high-quality firm in one of the world's…

Mark Coulter collecting the Property Consultancy Marketing Award at the Property Awards

Edinburgh solicitor estate-agency picks up top UK Property Award

Edinburgh based solicitor estate-agency, Coulters has beat off competition from estate-agencies across the country to be named top in the Property Consultancy Marketing category at the UK Property Awards. The Edinburgh based solicitor estate-agency wowed…

Martin McLellan, of Keir Barrie, left, and Donald Reid, of Mitchells Roberton, right.

Glasgow legal firms set to merge

One of Scotland's oldest established law firms is set to undertake a further merger which will enhance and expand its traditional family and commercial legal services. Glasgow-based Mitchells Roberton, which can trace its involvement in…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn makes senior appointments to its business development team

Shepherd and Wedderburn has made two senior appointments to its Business Development and Marketing team. Scott Thomson joins the firm as Director of Business Development and Marketing, while Camillo Fracassini has taken up the newly-created…

Iain Nicol (7th from right) and colleagues, Solicitor Andrew Wallace (8th left) and Partner Robert Holland (10th left) with the delegation from China at the Playfair Library after the presentation

Scottish law firm delivers seminars to Chinese investors

A Scottish legal firm has delivered a series of seminars on business and law to visiting delegations of would-be investors from China. Lawyers from Balfour+Manson have presented to around 50 business people and officials from China…

Martin Gill

Scottish law firm leaders believe that technology will have the greatest impact on future client relationships

70% of Scottish legal firm leaders believe that technology will have the greatest impact on their client relationships in the next five years compared with 40% in the rest of the UK according to a…

Colin Graham

Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

Law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last week at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017. The firm, which employs more than 400 employees across its 10 offices, collected the…

Alan Borthwick Chairman of BTO Solicitors

BTO Solicitors records turnover of £18.916m and profit of £7.82m

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has published details of its financial performance in its first year of trading as a Limited Liability Partnership, revealing record results. In the firm’s Annual Review, BTO Chairman Alan Borthwick…