Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has appointed Nicola Gray as a partner in the Employment Law team, working primarily in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. She joins from MACKINNONS, where she led employment services.

ADDLESHAW GODDARD, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and internationally, has appointed David Kirchin, head of the corporate team in Scotland, as its new head of Scotland. He will also sit on the board of the company. He succeeds Malcolm McPherson, who has retired as a partner but will remain with the business as a consultant.

BELLWETHER GREEN, Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appointed Caroline Clark as a consultant to its Litigation and Regulation team.

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has appointed Peter Duff of its Glasgow office as chairman, following the retirement of partner Scott Williamson, who will continue as a consultant. Johnston Clark has also been re-elected for the seventh time as managing partner, a position he has held since 2000.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dingwall, has appointed private client lawyer Lisa Law, an accredited specialist in incapacity and mental disability law, as a director, and Sarah Lilley, an accredited specialist in child law, as a senior associate. Both will be based in Dingwall and join from INNES & MACKAY.

DENTONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, is to close its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with lawyers and staff in these locations working from home permanently. The Edinburgh and Milton Keynes offices will be available to those staff now working from home permanently.

JONES WHYTE LLP, Glasgow, announces the promotion of family lawyer Amerdeep Dhami to associate, personal injury solicitor Nicola Waters to associate, and Matthew McCabe, head of the Industrial Deafness Department,
to senior solicitor.

KIPPEN CAMPBELL LLP, Perth, is delighted to announce the appointment of senior associate Jacqueline Jane Dow as a partner with effect from 1 August 2020. She will assume responsibility for the running of the firm’s Private Client department.

LEVY & McRAE SOLICITORS LLP, Glasgow, has announced the appointment of Carol Gammie as an associate. She joins the firm after having worked as a legal consultant with the OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS in The Hague. She is also a commissioner with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

MORTON FRASER LLP, Edinburgh has announced a total of 17 promotions across the practice, all with effect from 1 July 2020.

Mimi Stewart has been made a legal director in the Construction team, and also in that team, Caroline Earnshaw and Julie Scott-Gilroy become senior associates, as does Lauren Hart (Banking & Finance).

There are seven new associates: Matthew Barclay (Agricultural & Rural), Bess Innes (Commercial Property), Jack Kerr, Kirsten McManus and Emma Wood (all Succession & Tax Planning), and Catherine MacPherson and Angela Myles (both Banking & Finance).

Six new senior solicitors are Robyn Keay and Matthew Miller (Litigation), Laura McKenna and Nicole Moscardini (Employment), Katie Mahoney (Succession & Tax Planning), and Fay Shearer (Commercial Property).

MURRAY SNELL LLP, Edinburgh, part of the MACROBERTS group, has appointed Gail Clarke as an associate in its Estates, Forestry, Agriculture & Renewables team. She joins from BLACKADDERS.

SHOOSMITHS LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere, has appointed Michael McLaughlin, formerly head of Employment (Scotland) with DWF, to its Glasgow office. 

STUART & STUART, Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik, announce the retirement of Gordon Cameron as a partner on 31 July 2020. Mr Cameron began his career at the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1987. He will remain with the firm as a consultant. Emma Horne, head of the Private Client team, is assumed as a partner from 1 August 2020. The firm has also welcomed Angela Agrawal, who joined in January as an associate specialising in residential conveyancing.

THORNTONS LAW LLP, Dundee and elsewhere, has promoted Joanne Clancy and Lauren Fettes from Personal Injury in Edinburgh, and Neil Falconer from Intellectual Property in Edinburgh, to associate; and Rachel Anderson and Rachel High, both from Private Client in Dundee, and Michaela Dougan from Personal Injury in Edinburgh, to senior solicitor.

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