Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

BURNESS PAULL, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has appointed four new partners: Hazel Moffat, previously at DLA PIPER, will lead a new Public Law & Regulatory division; David Davidson (corporate and private equity), who arrives from CMS; Dawn Reoch (banking and finance), who also moves from CMS; and Ashley Mawby (professional liability disputes), who joins from BTO.

DALLAS McMILLAN, solicitors, Glasgow have appointed Rosslyn Milligan as a senior associate in the firm’s Private Client team. Rosslyn joins the firm from THE McKINSTRY COMPANY in Ayr. Dallas McMillan have also employed three first-year trainees, Kirsty Adams, Erin Doherty and Liam McKay. The firm further intimate that Terence Docherty left the partnership on 28 August 2020.

DAVIDSON CHALMERS STEWART LLP, Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appointed as an associate Steven McAllister, who joins from RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, and as a senior solicitor Chala McKenna, who joins from SEPA. Both will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office.

DUNDEE NORTH LAW CENTRE announces the retirement of Peter Kinghorn, principal solicitor, who helped found the centre in 1994. His successor as principal solicitor is Joyce Horsman, who joins from FIFE LAW CENTRE.

GIBSON KERR, Edinburgh, is pleased to announce the appointment of Beverley Cottrell as its head of Property. Beverley was previously with MOV8.

GILSON GRAY, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and North Berwick, has appointed property and private client lawyer Lindsay Darroch as partner and head of the firm’s Dundee office. He joins from ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, where he was a partner.

HARPER MACLEOD, Glasgow and elsewhere has appointed Charles Brown as a partner in the Family Law team, based in Glasgow. He was previously head of Family Law at MILLER SAMUEL HILL BROWN.

LANARKSHIRE COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE has appointed immigration solicitor Filip Angelov to join its EU Citizens Support Project.

LAW AT WORK, Glasgow and elsewhere, has promoted Heather Maclean to senior associate and head of its knowledge development function; and Paman Singh to principal litigation solicitor.

LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY, Glasgow, announces the retirement of Ronald Franks, partner and head of Mental Health Legal Representation Projects.

LINDSAYS, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Fraser as partner with effect from 1 September 2020. Caroline will join the firm’s Private Client department and be based in the firm’s Dundee office at Seabraes House, Greenmarket.

MACNABS, Perth, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry and Auchterarder, has announced the promotion to partner of Alan Roughead, head of Private Client, and Stewart Baillie, director of Property.

MACROBERTS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, has announced the following promotions: to senior associate, Susan Murray and Michael Vaughan; to associate, Rebecca Cox and Melissa Hall; to senior solicitor, Suzanna Brown, Rebecca Henderson, Amanda Hodge, Meghan Jenkins, Alisha Malik, Rhea McKenzie and Hannah Ward; and to senior marketing executive, Jennifer Gibson. The firm has also appointed Emma Aitken, Charlotte Fleming, Rachel Gillan, Martin Kotsev, Fergus Lawrie, Chris Murphy, Laura Roddy and Conor Whittaker as solicitors on the completion of their traineeships.

McSHERRY HALLIDAY LLP, Irvine, Troon and Kilmarnock, are delighted to announce the promotion of Louisa E Doole to associate with effect from 1 September 2020.

MITCHELLS ROBERTON LTD, Glasgow, are pleased to announce the appointment as directors (partners) of their associates Allyson Gilchrist, Laura Schiavone and Heather Warnock (all Private Client), and Joyce Moss (Commercial Property), with effect from 1 September 2020.

MOIR & SWEENEY LITIGATION announces the opening of a new branch office at 879 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3DL (t: 0141 429 2724).

Wing Commander Allan R M Steele WS RAF (retd) has opened ARMS LEGAL SERVICES WS, a boutique legal practice dedicated to serving the needs of members of the Armed Forces, based at 22 Forres Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6LQ (t: 07954 188167; e:

CHARLES WOOD & SON, Kirkcaldy has appointed Fraser Tait, who joins from BTO, Edinburgh, as a private client solicitor, and Dionne Brady as a solicitor in its Civil Court department on completion of her traineeship with the firm.

WATT LAW SOLICITORS has opened an office at 3 Leven Way, Town Centre, Cumbernauld G67 1DY (t: 01236 787030).


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