Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere, announces that Euan McSherry, a civil solicitor advocate, has joined the firm as a partner and head of Dispute Resolution, based in Edinburgh. He was previously a partner with DWF LLP, where he led the Litigation team in Scotland.

BLACKADDER & McMONAGLE, Falkirk, announce the retirement from private practice of their partner, Morgan Wheeler, with effect from 31 October 2018, and are pleased to announce the appointment of their associate, Catriona Macdonald, as a partner with effect from 1 November 2018 and the appointment of their legal assistant, Graham Blyth, as a partner with effect from 2 November 2018.

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has appointed accredited specialist Donna Reynolds, previously a director with CCW BUSINESS LAWYERS, which has merged with WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE, as a partner in the Employment Law team, splitting her time between the firm’s Edinburgh and Dundee offices; and Suzi Low as an associate solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial team based in Dundee.

BLM, Edinburgh, has appointed partner Caroline Gillespie as head of the Family Law team in Scotland. She succeeds Siobhan Kelly, who becomes a Family Law consultant with the firm. 

COULTERS, Edinburgh, has announced the appointment of Ken Ireland as its chief executive officer. Trained as a chartered surveyor, he has held senior roles both in the UK and internationally, in Glasgow, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong.

DAVIDSON CHALMERS, Edinburgh, has recruited Laura Irvine as a partner to head its newly launched Regulatory team. She joins from BTO SOLICITORS where she was a partner.

GILLESPIE MACANDREW, Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow, has experienced commercial property lawyer Andrew Yule as legal director. He joins the business following a previous directorial position with BURNESS PAULL. 

GILSON GRAY, Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, has appointed Euan Fleming as as partner and head of its Private Client team, and Joe Davies as a senior solicitor in the team. Both join from ADDLESHAW GODDARD and were part of the team due to transfer to MORTON FRASER. 

GOVAN LAW CENTRE, Glasgow has announced the appointment of its senior solicitor Lorna Walker as a partner in the firm of DAILLY & CO, solicitors at Govan Law Centre.

HILL & ROBB LTD, Stirling is delighted to announce the promotion of Peter Moffett in its Commercial department and Alan Rodger in its Court department to directors, with immediate effect.

JARDINE DONALDSON, Alloa and Stirling, and MATHIE MACLUCKIE, Stirling, announce the amalgamation of their practices with effect from 1 November 2018. The business of Mathie MacLuckie has transferred to the Stirling office of Jardine Donaldson, with John Barr and Graham Cunningham, both partners of Mathie MacLuckie, joining Jardine Donaldson as consultants, and Victoria Taylor as an associate. The merged practices will continue under the name of JARDINE DONALDSON. 

MACDONALD HENDERSON, Glasgow, has appointed Stacy Campbell as director in its Commercial Property team. She joins from a similar position with LINDSAYS WS.

McGILL & CO, Glasgow and Edinburgh, are pleased to announce that Amna Ashraf has been promoted to the position of associate from 1 December 2018, and that John Vassiliou, associate has been promoted to partner to take effect on 1 January 2019.

McKENZIES, Kirkcaldy, hereby announced that John S Wellburn has resigned from the firm with effect from 1 November 2018. The remaining partners in the firm shall continue the business in the name of McKENZIES from the existing offices. The website, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

MACROBERTS LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, announce that Euan Duncan is to take the new position of chair of the firm, as part of the updated and widened strategic management of the firm, working with managing partner Neil Kennedy

MARSHALL ROSS & MUNRO, Motherwell has been incorporated into the firm of JOHN JACKSON & DICK, Hamilton and Strathaven, with effect from 1 November 2018. Charles Bow, the principal of Marshall Ross & Munro has become a consultant solicitor with John Jackson & Dick to ensure a smooth transition.

MBM COMMERCIAL, Edinburgh and London, has made several key appointments. In the Corporate group, Tara Walsh and Zara Diloo have been appointed as directors, and Calum Hamilton and Gavin Smith as associates. Claudia Duffy and Michael Ellis of ELLIS IP join the team as European patent attorney consultants. 

MITCHELLS ROBERTON, Glasgow is pleased to announce that Jan Hynd, solicitor for many years in its Private Client department, has been appointed as consultant to the firm.

MORTON FRASER, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, has appointed Elise Turner as a senior associate to its Employment Law team, based in the firm’s Glasgow office. She joins Morton Fraser from DENTONS (previously MACLAY, MURRAY & SPENS).

Morton Fraser is also growing its Medical Negligence team with the appointment of senior solicitor Derek Couper. He joins from the Medical Negligence team at SHOOSMITHS LLP.

MUNRO & NOBLE, Inverness is delighted to announce the promotion of Alida Bryce to partner, and Kay Bevans Brown and Laura McCarthy to associate, all effective as of 1 December 2018.

PATTEN & PRENTICE LLP, Greenock, are delighted to announce that Gail Docherty joined the firm on 22 October as an associate. Gail worked previously with DENTONS, Glasgow.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE, Aberdeen, Ellon, Stonehaven, Inverurie and Banchory, has announced the retirement of Erlend Flett, a partner in its Private Client department at Albyn Place, Aberdeen, from 31 October 2018. The remaining partners wish Erlend a long and happy retirement.

SHOOSMITHS LLP, Edinburgh has announced the appointments of Mandy Soppitt, who joins from BURNESS PAULL, as a professional support lawyer in the Real Estate team; of Ailie McGowan, who joins from BLM, as a solicitor in the Litigation team; and of Eilidh Wood, who recently completed her traineeship, as a solicitor in the Employment team.

SLATER & GORDON, Edinburgh, has appointed Hayley Johnson as a senior associate to its Edinburgh Employment team. She joins from THOMPSONS SOLICITORS.

SOUTH FORREST, solicitors, Inverness has acquired the practice of LORNA MURRAY LTD, Inverness, as of 1 November 2018 following the retiral of its sole director, Lorna Murray. Everyone at South Forrest wishes Lorna a long and happy retirement.

TAITS, Kelso and Jedburgh, intimate that with effect from 31 October 2018 Dorothy Janet Amos retired as a partner of the firm and will continue as a consultant with the firm; and that with effect from 1 November 2018 Jennifer Marie Mays, previously an associate of the firm, was assumed as a partner of the firm. 

THOMPSONS SOLICITORS, Glasgow and elsewhere, has announced a number of promotions to associate level. Senior solicitors Alan Calderwood, Claire Campbell, Paul Deans, Michael Briggs and Joel Shaw take up their new positions from 1 November 2018.

WATERSRULE LTD, Tillicoultry and Stirling have, with effect from 1 November 2018, acquired the practice of MGH LEGAL, Stirling. Telephone, DX and email are all unchanged.

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