Specialist lender services practice Alston Law has appointed Gillian McCluskey as head of Litigation.

Ms McCluskey, previously of MacRoberts, has more than 20 years of experience across a breadth of litigation issues, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in debt and asset recovery.

Succeeding Denise Loney, who recently moved to Yuill+Kyle, she will be tasked with further building the Alston Law team.

She will also assist in creating a full service dispute resolution department as Alston Law expands following its acquisition by professional services firm Moray Group.

Rob Aberdein, chief executive of Alston Law and founder of Moray Group, commented: “Gillian is a brilliant operator, but what is crucial for us is her character.

“She’s a thoroughly modern lawyer, on board with our technology-driven service. In addition she has a diverse portfolio, having worked in both the public and private sectors and with large and small operations. She’s also a team player with the right level of supervisory and mentoring experience for our continued growth.”