Alasdair Cummings

Law firm Lindsays expands its footprint in Glasgow

Law firm Lindsays has moved to new offices in central Glasgow, reflecting the growth of the law firm’s team, services and client base in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. The new offices are at…

Pacific House

McClure Solicitors moves into 7,680 sq ft of Pacific House, Glasgow

McClure Solicitors has signed a ten-year deal to take 7,680 sq ft of office accommodation on the 5th floor of Pacific House in Glasgow city centre. Pacific House occupies a prominent corner position on Wellington…

David Kirchin, partner and head of corporate for Addleshaw Goddard in Scotland

Addleshaw Goddard’s Scottish corporate team completes four deals in 48 hours

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate team in Scotland has enjoyed a busy summer period by advising on a string of major transactions – with four completing in the space of 48 hours. In two…

Richard Masters, Chairman Scotland & Northern Ireland, Pinsent Masons LLP

Richard Masters appointed as Pinsent Masons Chairman of Scotland & Northern Ireland

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Richard Masters to take over the role of Chairman of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mr Masters, who hails from Lisburn, joined law firm McGrigors as a graduate lawyer…

(L-R) Ross Linn, Jaclyn Russell, David Rennie, Emma Stephen and Bob McDiarmid

Stronachs to relocate its Aberdeen offices

Stronachs LLP is moving its Aberdeen headquarters to larger office facilities to bring all its services under one roof, as it continues to grow and expand. The full-service law practice, one of the largest independent…

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly: Barclay rates review welcome boost for commercial property sector

Scotland’s commercial property sector received a welcome boost this week when Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced he had accepted most of the 30 recommendations set out in the Barclay Report on Reform of Business Rates.…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Anne Marie Alexander of Anderson Strathern

New Head of Marketing & Business Development at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired industry specialist Anne Marie Alexander as part of its profile building and growth strategy, creating a new role of Head of Marketing & Business Development. Alexander brings 20…

Jacqueline Tainsh

Three new appointments for Morisons Solicitors

Morisons Solicitors has welcomed three new appointments to the firm. Stephen Clark joins the Business Team as a Senior Associate based in Edinburgh. Previously with MBM Commercial, Stephen specialises in corporate, commercial, investments, private equity,…

From left - Annabelle Gow and Gordon Stevenson

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace welcomes two new Solicitors

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace welcomes two new Solicitors Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has appointed two new solicitors to the firm. Annabelle Gow joins the Private Client team…

From left - Elizabeth Wilson and Angela Gray

Four recruits take one of Inverness’ biggest law firms to the next level

Scottish law firm, Harper Macleod, has hit a landmark figure of having 20 lawyers based in its Inverness office and has ambitions to grow further. The firm, which since 2004 has been the largest Scottish…

Graham Matthews

Law Society of Scotland survey shows improving fortunes for smaller law firms

A survey of Scottish law firms’ finances has shown improving fortunes for smaller law firms. Results from the Law Society of Scotland’s new Financial Benchmarking Survey has shown that profits per partner (profit before tax…

From back left to right: Victoria Guild, Vicki Alexander, Stephen O’Hare, Scott Milne (Joint Managing Partner), Colin Graham (Chairman), Emily Flett From front left to right: Katy Williams, Kirsty Waughman, Katie Fulton, George McLaughlin and guide dog Millie.

Eight new trainees start their career with Thorntons

Scottish law firm Thorntons has appointed eight recruits for its traineeship programme this month. The new recruits will undertake a two-year traineeship and will shadow senior staff across Thorntons’ 10 offices. They will learn from…

Liz Stewart (kneeling down in image) with colleagues from Stronachs who will take part in fundraising activities this month.

City law firm edges closer to £20,000 fundraising target

Runners and cyclists from an Aberdeen law firm have raised £1,800 in the last month for a local cancer research charity, taking their fundraising total for 2017 to £13,000. Staff and partners from Stronachs LLP…

Lesley Naylor

Gilson Gray appoints new HR Director

Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray, has appointed a new HR Director to help develop its rapidly growing business. Lesley Naylor joins the firm from The Glenmorangie Company which is owned by the Louis Vuitton Moet…

From left to right: Michelle McNeill (Associate), Anne Marie Renz (Tax Director), Alison Pryde (Senior Tax Manager), John McArthur (Head of Tax).

Gillespie Macandrew expands tax team

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its Tax and Private Client team, with the recruitment of Tax Director Anne Marie Renz and Senior Tax Manager Alison Pryde. Anne Marie is a Chartered Accountant with…

From left to right - Colin Ferguson, Stephen Hay, Sanjeev Bali, Lindsay Hare

Gildeas Solicitors records 22% growth from same period last year

Gildeas Solicitors has experienced its busiest summer period in the firm’s history after recording a 22% increase in July of private referrals for personal injury cases compared to the same month last year. The firm’s…

Euan Fleming

Addleshaw Goddard bolsters Scottish private capital practice

Global law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, is strengthening its Scottish private capital offering with the appointment of a new director. The firm, which merged with HBJ Gateley in June of this year, has hired Euan Fleming…

(L-R) Paul Motion, Lynn Richmond, Alan Borthwick and Laura Irvine

Data protection expert partner promotion at BTO

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has promoted Laura Irvine to partner alongside an array of new appointments. A prominent member of BTO’s Data Protection team, Laura will continue to work closely with partner and team…

Brodies expands insurance & risk team with new Partner appointment

Brodies LLP has expanded its insurance & risk team with the appointment of new Partner Duncan Mawby, a clinical defence and professional discipline specialist with 16 years’ experience representing healthcare professionals in clinical negligence and…

Craig Nicol, Joint managing partner at Thorntons

Thorntons Law acquires Pagan Osborne saving 50 jobs

Scottish law firm Thorntons has acquired the assets, goodwill and work-in-progress of Pagan Osborne following the appointment on 1st September 2017 of Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser, Partners with FRP Advisory, as joint administrators of…

John Fotheringham

Prominent child support law expert joins Morton Fraser’s Family Law team

Prominent family and child law expert, John Fotheringham has joined independent Scottish law firm, Morton Fraser as a Consultant. Additionally, Jennifer Thomson joins as a Senior Associate in Morton Fraser’s litigation practice. Fotheringham’s appointment enhances…

Graham Cooper

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace appoints new commercial property consultant

Aberdeen and North-east legal firm Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has appointed Graham Cooper as a Consultant within their Commercial Property team. Graham was formerly a Partner at Ledingham Chalmers, where he worked for…

Compliance: Head in the Sand or Filled with Confidence?

When you run a business, legal compliance often feels like negotiating a minefield. It's also a time drain that rarely seems to deliver any real return on investment. However, failure to keep on top of these time-consuming…

Susan Wilson of Company Policy Ltd

Startup aims to help companies stay compliant

Red tape and ever-changing legislation can be a serious problem with legal implications for many businesses. But a Scots businesswoman, with 30 years experience in the financial industry, has launched Company Policy Ltd to offer…

The team of reserves made up of Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Airport, Waverley Sports Club and Scott-Moncrieff

Against all odds: Reserves triumph at Scott-Moncrieff charity match

A team of reserves stole the show by winning Scott-Moncrieff’s annual Super Sevens charity football tournament last Friday, after being drafted in at the eleventh hour. Organisers from Scott-Moncrieff had to recruit a seven-strong squad…

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