Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ANDERSON STRATHERN LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington, has appointed employment partner Murray McCall as managing partner from 1 September 2014, when current managing partner Andrew Lothian steps down after five years to return to a client-facing role.

BALFOUR+MANSON, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has promoted commercial expert Carolyn Dewar to associate level.

DALLAS McMILLAN, Glasgow is pleased to announce that Tracey Brown has joined its litigation team as a senior solicitor from IRWIN MITCHELL. The firm is also pleased to announce that Mairi MacNeil and Yvonne Burham have been promoted to associates within the Litigation and Private Client teams respectively.

DIGBY BROWN, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness and Aberdeen, announce that Katie McKenna, solicitor, has joined the firm in a newly created role as network co-ordinator within the Compensate Personal Injury Network.

EDEN LEGAL, Drumoig, Fife, announces the formation of the practice. The partners are Lesley Mearns, Craig Harvie (both formerly with McCASH & HUNTER, Perth), and Katherine Smith (formerly with TODS MURRAY, Edinburgh). The firm can be contacted at Craigie House, North Block, Forgan Drive, Drumoig, by Leuchars, Fife KY16 0DW (t: 01382 339470; e:

With effect from 31 July 2014, Jacqueline Anne Fox has retired as a consultant from GEBBIE & WILSON, Strathaven. She can still be contacted for consultancy services at foxconsultants@

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Jedburgh and North Berwick, is delighted to announce that Claire McCracken bjoined the firm as a partner on 7 July 2014. Claire is based in the firm’s office at 1 Royal Bank Place, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3AA and can be contacted on and 0141 302 8415.

McCLURE NAISMITH, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has appointed Alistair Croft as a partner in the Dispute Resolution Unit based in the London office.

MACPHEE & PARTNERS, Fort William and Oban, intimate the retiral of Sandy Henry, partner, and the appointments of Christine MacKay, senior associate commercial, Beverley Cottrell, senior associate property, and Nicky Archibald, estate agent, Oban.

MTM DEFENCE LAWYERS, Falkirk are delighted to announce that Lynn Swan has been appointed as an associate solicitor at the practice from 1 August 2014.

SIMPSON & MARWICK, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and North Berwick, is delighted to announce the recruitment of private client partner Nicola Dundas on 4 August 2014. She joins from BALFOUR+MANSON.

WILLIAMSON & HENRY LLP, Kirkcudbright announce that Helen Steele, solicitor has joined the firm as of 23 June 2014.

YOUNG & PARTNERS LLP, Dunfermline and Glasgow, announce the promotion of Sylvia Flynn to associate.

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