Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

BALFOUR + MANSON, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, is pleased to announce that Sara Jalicy will take on the role of Director of Estate Agency as well as continuing her role as an associate solicitor.

BRECHIN TINDAL OATTS, Glasgow and Edinburgh, intimate that on 1 April 2014 Ashley Mawby, an associate in the firm’s Professional Negligence team, and Angus Crawford, formerly a partner at BERRYMANS LACE MAWER, Manchester, were assumed as partners of the firm.

BURNESS PAULL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has appointed Craig Whelton as a partner in its planning team. Joining from BURGES SALMON, Craig will be based in Edinburgh.

Donald Robert Campbell, solicitor, 3 Lynedoch Place, Glasgow confirms that, following the retirement from practice of Norman Douglas Paton Cathcart on 10 March 2014, he intends to continue in practice trading as CAMPBELL CATHCART. The address, telephone, fax number and email address of Campbell Cathcart Solicitors remain the same.

DAVIDSON CHALMERS, Edinburgh, has announced the promotions of environmental legal specialist Laura Tainsh from associate to partner, and of Lisa Douglas and Greg Flett to associate.

DLA PIPER, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has promoted four key team members in Scotland. Alasdair Wood has been made partner in the corporate team; Jonathan Gaskell and James McGachie have been promoted to legal directors within the real estate and litigation & regulatory practices; and Julie Simpson rises to senior associate within employment.

DUNDAS & WILSON, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, has merged with international firm CMS CAMERON McKENNA LLP with effect from 1 May 2014. Dundas & Wilson will operate under the banner of CMS, which has more than 830 partners and 5,600 employees operating from 58 offices in 32 countries.

DWF, Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has appointed Sara Lannigan as an associate in its Scottish Construction, Infrastructure & Projects team based in Edinburgh. Sara joins from McCLURE NAISMITH.

GILLESPIE MACANDREW, Edinburgh and Perth, has announced eight promotions. Advanced to associate are James Mackinnon (private client), Claire Reid and Evalyn Lee (Energy), and Colin Hamilton (litigation: planning). The new senior solicitors are Amy Barrie (energy), Michelle McNeill (private client), Victoria Watson (commercial property), and Fiona Cameron (litigation).

HBJ GATELEY, Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere, has announced four promotions to partner: Carrie Armstrong, a dual qualified real estate specialist; Alan Sinclair (insolvency litigation and dispute resolution); David Anderson (technology and IP); and Catriona Smith (banking and finance).

HBM SAYERS, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has merged with UK firm BERRYMANS LACE MAWER with effect from 1 May 2014. The combined practice will be known as BLM, a risk and insurance law-based practice with 170 partners, 630 lawyers and technical experts, and 1,550 employees in 12 offices across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

INKSTERS solicitors, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick and Portree have appointed Michelle Hynes as a legal process engineer to systematise the firm’s legal processes within their cloud-based case management system.

IRWIN MITCHELL, Glasgow and elsewhere, has appointed Craig Marshall, managing partner of Irwin Mitchell Scotland, as chief executive for the Group’s Personal Legal Services (PLS) Division from 1 May 2014, after Andrew Tucker stepped up from the role to become Group chief executive. Mr Marshall will join the board of Irwin Mitchell Holdings Ltd and will also continue on the executive board of Irwin Mitchell LLP.

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Jedburgh and North Berwick, is delighted to announce the addition of two new partners. With effect from 1 April 2014, Iain Penman has been promoted to partner and John Bett has joined the firm as a partner. Iain will continue to be based in the Edinburgh office and his contact details remain unchanged. John will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office at 1 Royal Bank Place, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3AA and can be contacted on and 0141 221 8409.

MACKINNONS, Aberdeen and Aboyne, intimate the resignation of Catherine Elizabeth Williams as a partner, effective from 15 April 2014.

MITCHELLS ROBERTON, Glasgow, announce that their partner Alastair James Campbell retired from the firm on 31 March 2014. The continuing partners wish him well in retirement. The firm also is pleased to announce that Kathryn Anne Bready has been appointed an associate.

PAGAN OSBORNE, Cupar, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Anstruther, has appointed Karen Turner as Property Sales Director. She joins from BALFOUR + MANSON. Also joining the board of directors are Audrey Dishington, previously an associate, who has been appointed client development director and partner, private client partner Elizabeth Calderwood, and consultant Alan Irvine, who becomes a non-executive director. Elaine Del Valle has been promoted to associate.

PINSENT MASONS, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has promoted 15 lawyers to partner, including two Scottish legal directors: Martin Devine (real estate, Glasgow), and Chris Martin (technology, Edinburgh), both with effect from 1 May 2014. Senior associates Simona Williamson and Lynsey McKenzie join 15 other lawyers throughout the firm who are promoted to legal director.

TURCAN CONNELL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has announced 14 promotions within the firm, including the assumption of Alix Storrie as a partner working in wills, estates and succession, and tax advice. There are five new senior associates: Sally Nash, Chris Sheldon, Don Macleod, Jennifer Younger and Paul Macaulay. Four advanced to associate are Laura Hair, Lynn Richmond, Heather Walker and Elizabeth Bremner; and four new senior solicitors are Graeme Gass, Katherine Whiteford, Mark McKeown and Victoria Thomson. The firm also announces the appointment of Alexis Graham as an associate in the Tax and Succession team, based in Glasgow. She joins from MACLAY MURRAY & SPENS.

CHARLES WOOD & SON, Kirkcaldy, has merged with CLARK & COMPANY, also of Kirkcaldy, with effect from 31 March 2014. The combined practice will trade under the name.CHARLES WOOD & SON INCORPORATING CLARK & COMPANY, from Charles Wood & Son’s existing premises at 37 Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy (01592 261621). William T Clark, the principal in Clark & Company has become a consultant of Charles Wood & Son.

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