Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ADAM LEGAL LLP, Peterhead, is pleased to announce that it now operates under the trading name of AFJ SOLICITORS from premises at 2 Marischal Street, Peterhead AB42 1HU. Stuart A Flowerdew has ceased trading as FLOWERDEW SOLICITORS LTD in order to become a partner at the firm. Iain Jane joins the firm as an assistant.

BALFOUR + MANSON, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, announces the promotion of private client specialist Shona Brown from associate to partner, to head its Client Welfare team. The firm also welcomes two new solicitors, Stephanie Zak and Scott McCulloch, to its Edinburgh and Aberdeen Commercial Law and Litigation teams respectively. 

BLACKADDERS, Dundee, Arbroath, Forfar, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has agreed a merger with CONDIES, of Tay Street, Perth. David Reid and James Morris of Condies become partners at Blackadders and Alastair Duncan a consultant. Under a separate agreement, Colin Blaikie, a sole practitioner in Edinburgh currently operating from Broughton Street, will become a partner in Blackadders and move to the company’s office at 5 Rutland Square, Edinburgh along with all members of staff. The changes take effect from 1 October 2014.

EDINBURGH AIRPORT has appointed Stephen Swan as legal counsel. Stephen will support each of the airport’s business areas in all legal matters. He joins Edinburgh Airport after seven years as legal counsel for Aerospace and Defence company RAYTHEON UK. 

GILLESPIE MACANDREW, Edinburgh and Perth, has recruited three specialists to its Private Client team. Agnes Mallon, formerly with TODS MURRAY, has been appointed as legal director, focusing on trusts and tax planning for individuals; Lianne Lodge, formerly with PAGAN OSBORNE, joins as an associate, specialising in advising elderly clients and their families; and Brendan Kelly has been appointed as a tax manager. 

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Jedburgh and North Berwick, is delighted to announce that Clare McCarroll joined the firm as a partner on 1 October 2014. Formerly with ALLAN McDOUGALL, Clare is based in the firm’s Edinburgh office at Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE and can be contacted on and 0131 656 5609. Lindsays also welcomes two solicitors, Lauren Cook to its Rural Services team, joining from R & R URQUHART, Forres, and newly qualified Brian Pollock to the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team. 

MACNABS LLP, Perth, Pitlochry, Blairgowrie and Auchterarder, are delighted to announce the assumption of Althea L Kennedy as partner of the firm with effect from 1 September 2014. 

MARTIN, JOHNSTON & SOCHA LTD, criminal defence lawyers, have pleasure in announcing that they have taken over the practice of HIGGINS, MORLEDGE & LITTERICK, Top Floor, 2 Candleriggs, Alloa FK10 1EA. The company will now operate from their offices in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Alloa.

MORISONS, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has promoted solicitor Keith Anderson to the position of associate in the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Team. The firm has also appointed Stephanie Dodds as tax manager, working in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

PAGAN OSBORNE, Cupar, St Andrews, Anstruther and Edinburgh, has appointed Tessa Till as partner with the newly created title of client development manager. Two newly-qualified solicitors, Sarah-Jane MacDonald and Doran Mitchell, have also joined the Private Client team. 

The partners of PATTISON & SIM, Paisley and Glasgow, are pleased to intimate that with effect from 1 October 2014 they have changed the name of the firm to PATTISON & CO. The firm’s addresses, telephone & fax numbers remain the same, but the firm’s domain name has changed to A list of email addresses can be found on the firm’s website.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE are delighted to announce the appointment of Barbara Calderwood, who has joined the firm as a consultant within the Commercial Property department at their Albyn Place office. Barbara was until recently a partner with MORTON FRASER in Glasgow.

SHEPHERD AND WEDDERBURN LLP has acquired the assets, goodwill and work in progress of TODS MURRAY LLP, following the appointment on 3 October 2014 of joint administrators to Tods Murray. All 170 Tods Murray partners and staff will transfer to Shepherd and Wedderburn, who will begin a consultation process regarding possible redundancies.

WEIGHTMANS, Glasgow and elsewhere, has welcomed three new partners. Douglas Gourlay joins from Anderson Strathern in Edinburgh, focusing on real estate finance matters in Scotland. Pamela Stevenson and Seonaid Busby have joined the insurance side of the business from BRECHIN TINDAL OATTS. 

WISHARTS LAW, a niche private client firm, has recently opened in Glasgow. Frances Wishart, who leads the practice, is an experienced property specialist, formerly a senior solicitor at MACLAY MURRAY & SPENS LLP. She is assisted by tax, trust and estates expert Allan Nicolson, formerly head of Private Client at McGRIGOR DONALD. The firm operates from offices at 2 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 1RW (tel: 0141 433 7060; website:

WYLLIE & HENDERSON, solicitors, Perth, are pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin James Pearson as an associate of the firm, with effect from 1 August 2014.

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