Collected news of Scottish legal appointments and practice changes

ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere, has appointed Emma Roman as a senior solicitor in the Family Law team, based in Edinburgh. She joins from BEVERIDGE & KELLAS.

ADDLESHAW GODDARD, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and internationally, has appointed Ian Le Pelley as a partner in its Transport team in Scotland, based in Edinburgh. He was formerly group deputy general counsel for DP WORLD in Dubai.

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted Kirsten Thomson to managing associate in the Commercial Litigation team, based in Edinburgh.

BALFOUR+MANSON, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has appointed its three former second-year trainees to new roles as qualified solicitors: Taylor Henry (Private Client), Klaudia Wasilewska (Medical Negligence & Personal Injury), and Emily Deans (Family Law).

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has appointed its six former second-year trainees to new roles as qualified solicitors: Bethany Buchanan and Paul Nash (both Corporate & Commercial, Dundee), Emma Grunenberg, Fiona Knox and Blythe Petrie (all Private Client, Aberdeen or Dundee), and Faye Lipton (Family Law, Dundee and Glasgow).

Jonathan Bremner QC, barrister, a tax lawyer who practises from One Essex Court, has joined AXIOM ADVOCATES after calling to the Scottish bar earlier this year. 

BURNETT & REID, Aberdeen, has relocated to new headquarters at 9 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YL. The firm has also opened an office at Banchory Business Centre, Burn O’Bennie Road, Banchory AB31 5ZU.

Claire Campbell has been appointed senior legal counsel at TVSQUARED. She joins from CAPITA TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS.

ESSON & ABERDEIN, Aberdeen, has appointed Joseph Bowie as chief operating officer. He joins from ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, where he built up the firm’s Lender Services division. 

GILLESPIE MACANDREW, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, has appointed chartered tax adviser Lisa Macpherson-Fletcher as tax director. She joins from accountancy firm SAFFERY CHAMPNESS.

JONES WHYTE, Glasgow, has appointed Charles Brown as partner and head of Family Law. He was previously a partner with HARPER MACLEOD.

LEVY & McRAE, Glasgow, has appointed clinical negligence specialist Elizabeth Rose as a senior associate. She joins from DRUMMOND MILLER.

McCUSKER, McELROY & GALLANAGH, Paisley, has appointed Lyndsey Barber as a criminal defence solicitor. She joins from MOIR & SWEENEY LITIGATION.

MACROBERTS, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, has announced 19 promotions.

Maggie Kinnes (Construction) becomes a legal director, along with Sarah Pengelly (Construction) and Kenny Scott (Employment). Advancing to senior associate are Rebecca Barrass (Construction), Jennifer Burns (Real Estate), Graham Horn (Commercial Litigation), Richard MacDonald (Pensions), Bonar Mercer (Corporate Finance), Susan O’Farrell (IP, Technology & Commercial) and Rebecca Yassin (Corporate Finance).

Amie Brown and Graeme Harrison (both Real Estate), Rebecca Henderson (IP, Technology & Commercial), Pauline McLachlan (Real Estate) and Hannah Ward (Corporate Finance) move up to associate level, while Ryan McLaughlin (Corporate Finance), Zoe Rocks (Real Estate), Gemma Scrimgeour (Real Estate) and Agne Zasinaite (IP, Technology & Commercial) become senior solicitors.

Seven former trainees begin new roles as qualified solicitors: Christie Carswell, Calum Lavery, Douglas Leslie, Michael Gallagher, Sarah Milne, Nicola Kelly and Nikita Sandhu.

MOV8 REAL ESTATE, Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere, announces that Hajira Nisa has joined its Conveyancing department as a solicitor.

MURRAY BEITH MURRAY, Edinburgh, has promoted Laura Brown to director of tax and David Windram to tax manager, and appointed Charles Adams as senior tax assistant.

David Nicolson, advocate, has joined COMPASS CHAMBERS from ARNOT MANDERSON ADVOCATES.

PINSENT MASONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has appointed Bruce McLeod as a partner in the Energy team based in its Aberdeen office. He joins from BURNESS PAULL where he was a partner.

LISA RAE & CO, Edinburgh, announces that Dondé Thiam has joined the Child & Family team as a solicitor. 

Dominic Scullion, advocate, has joined COMPASS CHAMBERS from AMPERSAND ADVOCATES.

WALKER LAIRD, Paisley and Renfrew, has appointed reparation lawyer Barry Berlow-Jackson as an associate. He joins from DIGBY BROWN.

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