Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

DICKSON MINTO WS, Edinburgh and London, intimates that with effect from 26 April 2015, Michael John Barron and Kevan McDonald retired as partners of the firm, and that with effect from 27 April 2015, Paul Thomas Barron, James Andrew Marr McClymont and Jordan Keith Simpson were assumed as partners.

LEDINGHAM CHALMERS LLP, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Stirling, has announced nine staff promotions: Craig Pike (private client) to partner; Sarah Londragan (corporate), Veli Raikkonen (employment unit, corporate department), and Marie Cartney (litigation) to senior associate; Louise Simpson (private client), Lucy Cran (commercial property) and Nicola Liddle (private client) to associate; and Craig Wilson and Jennifer Cham (both corporate) to senior solicitor.

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and North Berwick, has appointed Douglas Roberts as a partner in its corporate team based in Edinburgh. He joins from MBM COMMERCIAL.
Lindsays has also promoted Kate Wyatt (employment, Dundee) and Nina Taylor (family law, Edinburgh) to director; Alastair Smith (corporate and technology, Edinburgh) and Clare Wilson (commercial property, Glasgow) to senior associate; and Kate Bond (rural and estates, Edinburgh) to associate.

MACKINTOSH & WYLIE, Kilmarnock and Stewarton, are pleased to announce the promotion of their associates, Fiona Connolly and Lynsey Murray, to partners of the firm.

MACLAY MURRAY & SPENS LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, has appointed Jill Reid, former general counsel and company secretary of DANA PETROLEUM LTD, as a partner
to lead its oil and gas team in Aberdeen.

MACROBERTS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, has appointed employment law specialist Deborah Miller as a partner in its Dundee office with effect from 1 May 2015. She joins from SIMPSON & MARWICK.

J & H MITCHELL WS, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, announce the promotion of Sarah Rennie (private client and charity law) to associate of the firm with effect from 1 April 2015.

MORTON FRASER, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has promoted Iain Young (corporate), David Stewart (commercial property), Brian Macfarlane (housebuilder) and Lucia Clark (family law) to partner with effect from 1 May 2015.

PATTEN & PRENTICE LLP, Greenock announce the retirement of their senior partner Iain M Banks on 31 March 2015 after more than 40 years with the firm. The remaining partners are delighted that Iain will continue as a consultant.

WILLIAMSON & HENRY LLP, Kirkcudbright are delighted to announce that Eilidh Raymond, solicitor has joined the firm as of 30 March 2015. Ian Steele, partner, retired as of 2 April 2015.

WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, announces that David Boyce has retired from the partnership with effect from 30 April, but takes up a business development consultancy role with the firm as of 1 May 2015.

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