Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has appointed James MacKinnon, previously legal director at GILLESPIE MACANDREW LLP, as partner and head of Private Client for Edinburgh; and John Di Paola, who joins from ASCENT PERFORMANCE GROUP, as an associate in the Banking Litigation team, based in Glasgow.

ANDERSON SHAW & GILBERT, Inverness, are pleased to announce that with effect from 1 October 2018 Elise Thomson has been appointed as a director.

ANDERSONBAIN LLP, Aberdeen and Edinburgh are pleased to announce the promotion of Alison Jackson to partner with effect from 1 September 2018.

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has elected partners Emma Gray and Petra Grunenberg to its management board, in order to achieve equal male and female representation. They join managing partner Johnston Clark and head of business services Campbell Clark on the board.

CAPITAL DEFENCE LAWYERS, Edinburgh and Prestonpans has announced the dissolution of the firm with effect from 31 October 2018.

FAMILY LAW MATTERS SCOTLAND LLP, Glasgow has relocated to Queens House, 19 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2DT (DX GW190 GLASGOW). The phone and fax numbers are unchanged.

GILLESPIE MACANDREW, Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow, has promoted corporate and commercial lawyer Chris Gibson to partner.

GILSON GRAY LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, has appointed Cheryl Edgar as a senior associate in property in its North Berwick office. She joins from GARDEN STIRLING BURNET and was previously with ANDERSON STRATHERN. Gilson Gray has also appointed Peter Coghlan, who joins from BRODIES, as finance director.

John Keenan, formerly of CAPITAL DEFENCE LAWYERS, has announced that, with effect from 1 November 2018, he will be working as a consultant with PATERSON BELL, solicitors, Edinburgh.

KERGAN STEWART, Glasgow, has promoted its associate Stephen Smith to partner.

KIPPEN CAMPBELL LLP, Perth, are pleased to announce that Robert Macduff-Duncan (formerly of ELLIOT & CO, Perth) joined the firm as a senior associate in the Conveyancing department as from 9 October 2018.

MACLEOD & MACCALLUM, Inverness and Invergordon based firm, are delighted to announce the appointment of Jenna Thomson, a collaboratively trained lawyer and accredited specialist in its Family Law team, as a director of the firm with effect from 1 October 2018.

MATTAC LTD has been launched in Edinburgh by director Paul McIntosh and consultant David Ellis. It is the new name for the former CMC LEGAL. It offers conveyancing, estate agency, litigation and local agency services from its office at 6B New Mart Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RL (t: 0131 443 7268; w:

MORTON FRASER LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has appointed agricultural law specialist Linsey Barclay-Smith as a partner to its Agricultural & Rural Property team. She joins from THORNTONS.

POMPHREYS, solicitors, Wishaw, are pleased to announce the promotion of Gosia Chylinska to associate, as of 1 October 2018.

RIDOUTS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PLC, London is delighted to announce the promotion of Laura Paton to associate (qualified in Scotland and England & Wales).

Frances Rooney has moved on from HARPER MACLEOD, where she was head of Land Registration. She has established a new practice, LEXARES LLP, offering a full suite of land registration services as well as a property law consultancy and the hosting of CPD events throughout Scotland.

John Scott QC, solicitor advocate has announced that, with effect from 1 November 2018, he will operate as a sole practitioner under the name JOHN SCOTT QC with his business address being the SSC Library, Parliament House, 11 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF (DX ED209 Edinburgh 1; t: 07779 328656).

SOUTH FORREST, Inverness, is delighted to announce the assumption of its associate Marie Quickfall as a partner.

THORNTONS LAW LLP, Dundee and elsewhere, has appointed Livia Ziegelmeyer, who has recently completed her LLM, as a solicitor in the firm’s commercial property team in St Andrews, and Michaela Dougan, who qualified in 2017, as a solicitor in the personal injury team in Edinburgh.

TLT LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has announced the acquisition of commercial real estate firm LESLIE WOLFSON & CO, Glasgow. Leslie Wolfson partners Howard Beach, Andrew McCowan and Donna Strong have become partners in TLT. Alan Carlton, formerly partner of Leslie Wolfson & Co, has retired.

WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE LLP (WJM), Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane, has merged with CCW BUSINESS LAWYERS, Edinburgh and Dunfermline, with effect from 1 December 2018. CCW partners John Clarke, Stephen Cotton, Michael Dewar and Alison Marshall, along with eight employees, have joined WJM.

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