Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

BARTON & HENDRY, Solicitors, Cumbernauld and Stirling have pleasure in announcing the promotion of their senior assistant, Alan Bryce Cox, to associate, with effect from 31 July 2017.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, announces the appointment of Duncan Mawby, a clinical defence and professional discipline specialist, as a partner in its Insurance & Risk team. He joins from BTO SOLICITORS.

BTO SOLICITORS, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has announced the promotion of Laura Irvine to partner in its Data Protection team, along with the appointment of associate Lynn Richmond, joining from TURCAN CONNELL. The firm has also appointed solicitors Peter Clelland and Rachel Holt to its Construction team, Betheney Ross to its Health & Safety team, Stephen Duff and Rachel Irvine to its Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Glasgow, Muneeb Gill to a permanent position in its Data Protection team, Beverley Addison to the Family Law team and Hannah Lamont to a permanent post with the Personal Injury and Disease teams.

LAW AT WORK, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has appointed Margaret Anne Clark, former deputy director of legal services as head of its Employment Law department. Daniel Gorry, previously a senior employment solicitor, has been promoted to deputy director of legal services.

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and North Berwick intimate that, with effect from 31 August 2017, Iain Penman has decided to resign as a partner. Iain will instead, with effect from 1 September 2017, assume the role of director in Lindsays’ insolvency practice from the firm’s head office in Edinburgh.

MACROBERTS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, announces the promotion of James Keith (pensions, pictured) from senior associate to director. There are also four promotions to senior associate: Catherine Greig (employment law), Jenna McLean (real estate property), Gary Baines (corporate) and Lisa Maguire (transaction finance); two to associate: Susan Murray (IPTC) and Victoria McMurray (corporate finance); and four to senior solicitor: Jennifer Burns, Jozanne Bainbridge, Jennifer Mathew and Sonja Hart.

MORTON FRASER, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, announces that John Fotheringham, an accredited specialist in child law and family law has joined the firm as a consultant. He was previously at SHOOSMITHS. Jennifer Thomson, previously with CLYDE & CO, joins as a senior associate in the litigation practice.

THE OFFICE OF THE ADVOCATE GENERAL FOR SCOTLAND is pleased to announce that Neil Taylor, formerly Legal Secretary to the Advocate General, has been appointed on promotion to the post of Director of the Office of the Advocate General and Solicitor to the Advocate General.

PAGAN OSBORNE, Cupar, St Andrews, Anstruther and Edinburgh, entered administration on 1 September 2017. Its assets, goodwill and work in progress have been acquired by THORNTONS, Dundee and elsewhere. The 10 partners and 113 staff have transferred to Thorntons, but staff in the offices other than Anstruther are being advised that they are at risk of redundancy pending a review of employment requirements.

PATIENCE & BUCHAN, family lawyers, Aberdeen announce that after nearly 40 years, Iain Patience, one of the founding partners, has retired from legal practice effective from 30 August 2017. The firm name, address and contact details remain unchanged.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE, Aberdeen, Ellon, Banchory, Inverurie and Stonehaven, announce that they have recently appointed Graham Cooper as a consultant within their Commercial Property team. Graham was formerly a partner at LEDINGHAM CHALMERS. 

STRONACHS LLP, Aberdeen and Inverness, has appointed Jennifer Taylor as tax manager in its Private Client team. She joins from BURNESS PAULL.

THORLEY STEPHENSON, Edinburgh are delighted to announce the promotion of David Storrie to director. Formerly a senior associate of the firm, David joins Mark Thorley, Jim Stephenson, Euan Gosney and Nyree Conway as directors.

WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane (WJM), has acquired the practice of ROBERTSON & CO, Kingussie. Robertson & Co will close at the end of September 2017, following the retiral of the firm’s sole partner, Keith Robertson, after 45 years in the legal profession. WJM will store wills and titles held by the former firm, and Ian Donaldson and Angus MacLeod, partners in WJM’s Inverness office, will be jointly responsible for former Robertson & Co clients.

WJM is also pleased to welcome Alison Skinner as a private client associate in its Inverness office. She joins from R & R URQUHART, Nairn.

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