Collected news of Scottish legal appointments and practice changes

BLACKADDERS, Dundee and elsewhere, has announced the promotion of Dale Ross to partner in the Private Client team, Emma Sadler to associate in the Family Law team in the Glasgow office, and Robyn Lee to senior solicitor in Private Client in Dundee. Douglas Sneddon, a partner since 1986, retired on 31 March 2022.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dingwall, announces the promotion of seven new partners: Aberdeen and Highland-based family lawyers Susie Mountain and Sarah Lilley; Ryan Bowie (Land & Rural Business) and Stuart Murray (Projects); Edinburgh-based Bob Langridge (Tax) and Kenneth Pinkerton (Charities & Third Sector); and English-qualified property disputes and telecommunications specialist Lucie Barnes.

In addition, insurance and risk lawyers Lynn Livesey (Glasgow) and Ed Grundy (Edinburgh) step up to legal director and associate level respectively; and renewables specialist Isabella van Green (Edinburgh) becomes an associate.  

Brodies also announces the relocation of its Highlands office from Dingwall to Clava House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH.

BROWN & McRAE, Fraserburgh and Turriff, intimate that with effect from 31 March 2022 Karen Paterson has retired from the firm after 42 years. Brown & McRae wish Karen a long and happy retirement. The firm would also like to announce the promotion of associates Staci-Ann Buchan and Mhari Ritchie to partner, effective as of 1 April 2022.

CLYDE & CO, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has promoted insurance lawyer Andrew Tolmie, based in Edinburgh, as one of 23 new equity partners across its global network, effective 1 May 2022.

Consultant Gordon Keyden retired from the firm on 30 April 2022 after more than 45 years’ service including as managing partner of Simpson & Marwick at the time of its merger with Clyde & Co.

CMS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has announced the promotion of five new partners in Scotland as part of a 60-strong global round: Edinburgh-based Bruce Harvie and Kate Darracott (Corporate), Kirsty Nurse (Finance) and Will Anderson (Litigation & Arbitration); and in Aberdeen, Rosalind Morgan (Environment, Health & Safety). 

JAMES & GEORGE COLLIE, Aberdeen and Stonehaven, are delighted to announce they have appointed Kathryn Murdoch as a senior associate, joining from BURNETT & REID.

CURLE STEWART SOLICITORS LTD, Glasgow has appointed commercial and media lawyer Angela McCracken as a consultant. 

DENTONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and globally, has promoted three new partners in Scotland: Linzi Hedalen (Contentious Construction), Adam Knowles (Corporate), and Owen McLennan (Corporate Funds, pictured), all based in the Edinburgh office, among nine new partners in the UK, Ireland & Middle East region, all taking effect from 1 May.

DICKSON MINTO WS, Edinburgh and London, intimates that with effect from 30 April 2022, Colin James McHale and Andrew George Todd retired as partners of the firm and that, with effect from 1 May 2022, Michael Jon Robertson and Lara Katie Watt were assumed as partners.

GILSON GRAY, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and North Berwick, has promoted private client associate Joe Davies to partner.

HARPER MACLEOD, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Elgin and Lerwick, has appointed immigration specialist Ashley Fleming as a senior associate. She joins from BINDMANS, London.

KENNEDYS, Edinburgh, Glasgow and globally, has appointed liability expert Lesley Allan as a partner in Scotland. She joins from CLYDE & CO.  

LINDSAYS LLP, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, wishes to announce that, with effect from 31 May 2022, Paul Harper will retire from the firm. Lindsays wishes him a long and healthy retirement.    

PINSENT MASONS, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and internationally, has promoted six Scottish-based lawyers to partner in a 23-strong promotion round, effective 1 May 2022: Geraldine Kelm, head of account management for Vario Flexible Services in UK and Asia Pacific; Katherine Metcalfe (Health & Safety, Real Estate), Cameron McCulloch (Financial Services), David Ross (Energy & Infrastructure) and Brian Thumath (Energy), all in the Glasgow office; and in Aberdeen, Claire Scott (Employment).

Senior associates promoted to legal director are Shonagh Brown (Banking, Aberdeen), Sarah Munro (Employment, Edinburgh) and Fiona Rossetter (Construction Advisory & Disputes, Glasgow).

SHEPHERD AND WEDDERBURN, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, has announced the following promotions from 1 May 2022: to partner, Alison Rochester (Media & Technology), Susan Swan (Infrastructure), Leigh Herd and Nathaniel Buckingham (both Property & Infrastructure Disputes), and Stephanie Hepburn (Commercial Disputes); to legal director, Amie Bain (Pensions), Lisa Renwick (English Property Unit), Daniel Bain (Property & Infrastructure Disputes), Christopher Garden (Commercial Disputes), Phil Harris (Private Wealth & Tax), and John Townsend (Glasgow Property); and to associate, Gillian Buchanan (Edinburgh/Aberdeen Property), Lily Manser (Commercial Disputes), Katie McNab (Rural), Thomas Keenan (Banking & Finance), Matthew Lamberton (English Property Unit), and Daniel MacKinnon (Glasgow Property).

TLT LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and UK wide, has appointed business immigration expert Joanne Hennessy as a partner in its Glasgow office. She joins from PINSENT MASONS to manage a team including Hannah Eades, who moved to TLT as senior associate from Pinsent Masons
in February 2022. 

VIALEX, Edinburgh, has appointed Scott Moncur as head of Financial Services & Sustainable Development. He joins from MEDICI LEGAL ADVISORS.

WATERMANS, Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appointed Darren and Alistair Lee, who join from KELLER WILLIAMS, as directors, leading the Estate Agency division of the company alongside Tzana Webster, who has also been appointed as a director.

WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and internationally, has promoted Chris McLauchlan (Banking), Lisa Dromgoole (Contentious Construction & Engineering) and Emily Pike (Private Client) from its Edinburgh office to partner, among 10 partner and three legal director promotions UK wide.

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