Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ANDERSON STRATHERN, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington, announces a total of 11 promotions. Fiona McKinnon (commercial real estate) and Robin Beattie (rural land and business) become partners; Ann-Marie Chalmers (dispute resolution) and Lesley Fitzgerald (commercial real estate) become senior associates; David Coutts (dispute resolution: family law) is now an associate; and Kirsty Jamieson (corporate), Russell Laughland and Robert McNab (both private client), Stephen Moffat (dispute resolution), and Sophia Warriner-Gallyer (commercial real estate) all become senior solicitors.

Anne Dick announces that she has retired from practice as a solicitor, but remains in dispute resolution as a freelance family mediator and trainer working as INKDANCE FAMILY MEDIATION, from Collabor8te, 22 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1RE (t: 07841 487838).

BOND DICKINSON, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has appointed Philip Knight (commercial and real estate litigation, joining from DWF) and Laura Bloxham (real estate, joining from SHOOSMITHS) as managing associates, and Emma Shearer (real estate, joining from DWF) as an associate, all based in its recently opened office at 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD.

Bond Dickinson also announces that it is combining with US firm WOMBLE CARLYLE to create WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON, effective from 1 November 2017, operating from eight offices in the UK and 16 in the US.

BURNESS PAULL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has appointed Jennifer Adams as a consultant in its Pensions team. She was most recently legal director of AEGON UK PLC.

CAIRNS BROWN, Alexandria and Dumbarton, announce that with effect from 1 November 2017 they have assumed as partners Lauren Kerr (criminal and family work, Alexandria) and Gillian Bowman (family and general civil litigation, Dumbarton).

CANNONS LAW PRACTICE LLP, Glasgow, announce that Yousif Ahmed has been appointed as Director of Legal Services. Mr Ahmed was formerly an associate with the firm and takes up the position in a part-time capacity.

FAMILY LAW MATTERS SCOTLAND LLP, Glasgow, announces the appointment of Jane Blackwood as an associate from 1 November 2017. The firm also intimates that its consultant Anne Dick ceased to practise as a solicitor with effect from 1 November 2017. Anne will continue to pursue her mediation and training interests, and all her former colleagues wish her well. 

GILLESPIE MACANDREW LLP, Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow, announces that its CEO from 16 October 2017 will be Robert Graham-Campbell (right), succeeding Chris West, who retires from the firm. Most recently he was CEO of PEMBERTON GREENISH LLP, London.

HUGHES DOWDALL, Glasgow, intimate that, with effect from 11 October 2017, they have closed their Kirkintilloch office and transferred its business to their former colleagues, Elizabeth Anne Dingwall, Abrar Hameed and Jacqueline May Wall, who now operate from the premises as DHW LEGAL LTD. The telephone and fax numbers have been transferred unchanged.

LCP, Glasgow and elsewhere, commercial property and investment company, has appointed Robin Kennedy (right) as legal counsel to its Scotland office. He joins from SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN, where he was a senior associate.

MACKINNONS, Aberdeen and Aboyne, announces the promotion to associate of Angus Easton (commercial shipping) and Kim Harkness (property and private client), and the appointment of Kate Longmuir, who joins from PINSENT MASONS, as a solicitor in the corporate team.

MALOCO + ASSOCIATES LTD (trading as maloco + associates), Dunfermline, announces that Laura Mowat (right)has been appointed a director of the practice with effect from 1 November 2017.

MHD LAW LLP, Edinburgh, announces the promotion of associate Lorraine Tollan to partner in its Private Client and Property departments with effect from 2 November 2017, and the appointment of Chris Benson, previously of STURROCK ARMSTRONG + THOMSON, as partner in its Private Client and Property departments, with effect from 13 November 2017.

PATIENCE & BUCHAN, Aberdeen, announce the appointment of Kirsty Wilson (right) as an assistant solicitor who joins their Family Law practice with effect from 2 October 2017, and Jaclyn Bolt’s qualification as a family law paralegal.

PINSENT MASONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, announces that Richard Masters (right), latterly executive chairman of its compliance and regulatory arm CERICO, has taken over the role of chairman of Scotland and Northern Ireland, succeeding the late Kirk Murdoch.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE, Aberdeen, Ellon, Banchory, Inverurie and Stonehaven, announces the appointment of Aaron Doran, previously with PETERKINS, as a solicitor (Court department) in Aberdeen, and Cameron Milne, who joins from ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, as a solicitor in the firm’s Stonehaven branch.    

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