ADDLESHAW GODDARD, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and internationally, has recruited two new partners to join its Infrastructure, Projects & Energy (IPE) practice: Suzanne Moir, former partner and head of Projects at DWF, who will be based in Edinburgh, and Martin Stewart-Smith, formerly with BRACEWELL LLP, who will be based in London.
BLACKADDERS LLP, Dundee and elsewhere, has announced the following promotions: to legal director, John Dargie (Private Client team, Aberdeen) and Hazel Anderson (Rural Land & Business team, Dundee); to associate, Lucy Smith (Residential Property team, Dundee) and Jacqueline Tainsh (Private Client team, Glasgow); and to senior solicitor, Azeem Arshad (Commercial Property team), Glasgow. IT director Kevin Moran, has been promoted to chief information officer. In addition, Fiona James, a trainee in the Aberdeen Rural Land & Business team, has qualified as a solicitor and will continue working in Rural Land & Business.
COULTERS, Edinburgh, has appointed Wilson Browne as legal director in its conveyancing arm. He joins from DRUMMOND MILLER. Mike Fitzgerald, previously a partner at ADDLESHAW GODDARD, was recently appointed executive chairman.
DIGBY BROWN LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere, intimate that with effect from 31 March 2020 Sue Grant retired from the partnership.
Caroline Pigott, an IP solicitor and chartered trade mark attorney, has joined HGF LTD, patent and trade mark attorneys, Edinburgh, from ANCIENT HUME LTD.
RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE LLP, Aberdeen, Ellon, Stonehaven, Inverurie and Banchory, has promoted Allan MacKenzie to associate in the Commercial Property department.
STRONACHS, Aberdeen and Inverness, has promoted Kirsten Anderson of the Private Client team, David Marshall in Agriculture & Rural, and Michelle Sharp in Family Law, all to senior associate. In addition, Karen Leslie will take on the new title of debt recovery manager.
WYLLIE & HENDERSON, Perth has promoted Grant Peter McLennan, solicitor to associate with effect from 18 June 2020.