Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw QC has retired from practice after 38 years at the Scottish bar.

ANDERSON STRATHERN, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington, has announced the appointment as a partner of Siobhan McGuigan, who joins from BLACKADDERS to head the Private Client team in the firm’s Glasgow office.

BELLWETHER GREEN, Glasgow, has appointed as a consultant Emily Wiewiorka, a commercial contracts, IP and data lawyer who is returning to private practice after working in-house, then running her own business and maintaining part time advisory roles with various tech companies.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has announced the retirement of partner Julian Voge (corporate and commercial), and consultant Andrew Dalgleish (tax and trusts), who have each served for more than 35 years with the firm. Brodies has appointed Jennifer Matthews as an associate in the Contentious Construction team, based in the Edinburgh office. She joins from ABERDEIN CONSIDINE.

BTO SOLICITORS LLP has announced the promotion of four senior associates and two associates, from 1 April 2020. The new senior associates are Emma Barclay (Corporate team, Glasgow), Debbie Reekie, a solicitor advocate and accredited specialist in family law (Edinburgh), and Eileen Sherry and Mark Hastings, both based in Glasgow in the Insurance group. Promoted to associate are Jamie Robb (Professional Liability team, Edinburgh), and Rhona McKerracher (Insurance group, Glasgow).

BURGES SALMON, Edinburgh and UK-wide, has appointed dual qualified employment lawyer Katie Russell as a partner in its Edinburgh office. She joins from SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN, where she was a partner.

CLYDE & CO, Edinburgh and globally, announce the retirement of Gordon Keyden, senior equity partner in Scotland, after over 40 years of service. He was managing partner of SIMPSON & MARWICK from 2012 to 2016, and played a key role in the merger with Clyde & Co in 2015. He now takes on a role as consultant.

CONNELL & CONNELL WS, Edinburgh is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Murray as a partner in its Private Client team. Richard joins from TC YOUNG LLP, Glasgow and Edinburgh, where he was a partner.

DENTONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has appointed Brian Hutcheson as a partner in its UK Real Estate practice. Based in the Glasgow office, he joins from MORTON FRASER, where he was a partner.

DICKSON MINTO WS, Edinburgh and London intimates that, with effect from 26 April 2020, Fiona Moira Akers retired as partner of the firm and that, with effect from 27 April 2020, Craig Davidson Roberts was assumed as partner of the firm.

Russell Eadie, solicitor and experienced employment lawyer, has joined NAVIGATOR EMPLOYMENT LAW, Edinburgh from RRADAR SCOTLAND LTD.

JAMESON + MACKAY, Perth & Auchterarder has incorporated as JAMESON + MACKAY LLP with effect from 1 April 2020. Also with effect from that date, Robin Stewart Watt retired as a partner and the firm is delighted to announce that Jennifer Kirkwood became a member. The members are Alison Ramsay, Stephen Inglis and Jennifer Kirkwood. The firm is also pleased to announce that Victoria Buchanan, an accredited specialist in personal injury, has joined its Court department from HARPER MACLEOD, and that Charlie McCall, a registered conveyancing paralegal specialising in residential conveyancing, has joined from BLACKADDERS. Megan Joiner has left the firm.

LEDINGHAM CHALMERS, Aberdeen, Bridge of Don, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh, has appointed agricultural and rural lawyer Gary Webster as a partner in its Inverness office. He joins from MACLEOD & MACCALLUM, where he was a director. The firm has also announced two promotions in its Aberdeen headquarters: Emma Somerville of the Family Law team to senior associate, and Dara Kinloch of the Private Client team to associate, both effective 1 April 2020.

LEFEVRES, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen has appointed personal injury solicitor Iain Nicol as a legal director. He moves from BALFOUR + MANSON, where he was a partner.

LEVY & McRAE SOLICITORS LLP has appointed Peter Anderson, one of Scotland’s most experienced commercial litigation lawyers. He joins from ADDLESHAW GODDARD, and was formerly partner and senior partner at SIMPSON & MARWICK.

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, has announced the following promotions: to partner, Lauren Pasi (Personal Injury team) and Darren Leahy (Commercial Property team); to senior associate, Sharon Drysdale (Rural team); and to associate, Kirsty Preston (Private Client department) and Julie Malone (Residential Property team).

MACLEOD & MACCALLUM LTD, Inverness, Invergordon and Portree, are delighted to announce the promotion of their associate Scott Dallas to director, heading their Private Client Department, from 1 April 2020.

MACNABS, Perth, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry and Auchterarder, has announced the appointment of family law solicitor Megan Joiner, formerly of JAMESON & MACKAY.

PINSENT MASONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has promoted the following Scotland-based lawyers: to partner, Kathryn Wynn (data protection, Edinburgh); and to legal director, Rachel Warner (upstream oil and gas projects) and Fiona Kindness (corporate finance), both in Aberdeen.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE, Aberdeen, Ellon, Inverurie, Stonehaven and Banchory, has promoted Allan Mackenzie, a commercial property lawyer based in Aberdeen, to associate.

RAESIDE CHISHOLM, Glasgow are delighted to announce the appointment of their senior conveyancing associate Claire Reid as a director, with effect from 1 April 2020.

SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, has promoted two of its lawyers to partner and four to legal director, effective 1 May 2020. The newly assumed partners are construction law specialist Lauren Thomson and corporate finance specialist John Morrison, while rising to legal director are Alison Rochester (head of the Trade & Commerce team), Lucy Hall (Banking & Finance team), Neil Cowan (Banking & Finance team) and employee share incentive specialist Gavin Charlton.

URQUHARTS, solicitors, Edinburgh, intimate that with effect from 1 April 2020, Alison Grandison has joined the firm as a partner in its Residential Property department. She was previously a senior associate with SIMPSON & MARWICK. On the same date, James Baird became a consultant to the firm.

WEIGHTMANS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and UK-wide, has opened a new private client practice in Scotland with the appointment of family law specialist Noel Ferry to its Glasgow team. He joins as a partner from TURCAN CONNELL.


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