Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has appointed Lindsay Darroch, previously with BLACKADDERS, as partner with responsibility for expanding its Tayside operation. It now has an office at Flour Mill, Exchange Court, Dundee DD1 3EJ.

ANDERSON STRATHERN, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington, has appointed solicitor and consultant Coral Bain as Risk and Compliance Director. The firm has also announced these promotions: to partner, Nick Howie (Corporate), Alasdair Johnstone (Private Client) and Stephen McDonagh (Risk & Compliance); to senior associate, Sophie Noble (Rural Land & Business); to associate: Anne Lawrie (Commercial Property), Russell Laughland (Private Client) and Stephen Moffat (Dispute Resolution); to senior solicitor, Emma Crilley (Dispute Resolution), Jemma Forrest (Employment Law), Fionnlagh Blair (Dispute Resolution), Ross Fairweather (Dispute Resolution) and Scott Fyfe (Corporate and Commercial).

BALFOUR+MANSON, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has promoted Scott Clair (Litigation, Edinburgh) and Sophie Hamilton Pike (Family Law, Aberdeen) to associate.

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has promoted Zoe Calderwood (Commercial Property) and Dario Demarco (Corporate & Commercial) to senior solicitor in the Glasgow office.

BRODIES, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dingwall, has appointed to its Shipping and Transport sector Victoria Anderson (senior associate, Glasgow), who joins from BLM; Fehmida Hanif (associate, Edinburgh), who joins from CLYDE & CO; Thomas Mulhall (solicitor, Edinburgh), who joins from DWF; and Maggie Nicoll (solicitor, Aberdeen), who joins from MACKINNONS.

CMS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has appointed Kenny Henderson as a partner in its Litigation & Arbitration practice. English law-qualified, he joins from STEWARTS, London.

COCKBURN & CO, Bridge of Weir, intimate that their assistant Grace Kelly Greene has been assumed as a partner in the firm with effect from 1 September 2019.

Andrew Fraser, previously a senior associate at HARPER MACLEOD LLP, has established ALBANY FRASER SOLICITORS, providing professional franchising advice, based at 5th Floor, The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3DX (t:0141 463 7065).

FRASER & MULLIGAN, Aberdeen and Ballater, announce the promotion of Emily Paris-Hunter to associate, as of 1 November 2019.

FRIENDS LEGAL, Glasgow, has opened a new office at Bonnington Bond, 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP, headed by Val Roberts.

GIBSON KERR, Edinburgh has promoted Stuart Millar to associate, Personal Law, and Caroline MacBeath to senior solicitor in Family Law.

GILSON GRAY, Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, has taken over COULTERS LETTINGS, Edinburgh. Founders Sam Paulo and Marcus DiRollo, with their entire staff, have joined Gilson Gray.

McDOUGALL McQUEEN, Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Penicuik, Gorebridge and Tranent, has appointed Emma Meechan as a solicitor in the Private Client team.

MACROBERTS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee has promoted Fiona Armour (Banking) to legal director; Dawn MacPherson (Real Estate), Jamie Duff (Construction) and Victoria McMurray (Corporate) to senior associate; Bonar Mercer (Corporate), Jennifer Burns (Real Estate), Rebecca Barrass (Construction), Rebecca Pollington (Banking), and Jozanne Bainbridge, Sonja Hart and Susan O’Farrell (all IPTC) to associate; and Amie Brown and Graeme Harrison (both Real Estate), Jamie Meechan (Employment), Melissa Hall (IPTC) and Rebecca Cox (Corporate) to senior solicitor.

MOV8 REAL ESTATE, Edinburgh and Glasgow, announces that Tracy McAlpine has joined the firm as head of New Build, from McVEY & MURRICANE. Mov8 has also opened in Glasgow at 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BZ.

PINSENT MASONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has chosen property lawyer Katharine Hardie as chair of Scotland and Northern Ireland from 1 October 2019. She succeeds Richard Masters, who has decided to step down to pursue other business opportunities.

SHOOSMITHS, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has opened a Glasgow hub at 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 1RW, under partner Barry McKeown.


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