Burness Paull has appointed financial services specialist Caroline Stevenson as a partner and head of its dedicated its dedicated Financial Services Regulatory team.

Ms Stevenson joins from Womble Bond Dickinson, where she was a legal director in the Financial Services team. Dual qualified, she has also worked as a senior in-house lawyer with Sainsbury's Bank.

Burness Paull said it had recruited her to take advantage of a market in Scotland that has continued to perform strongly throughout the pandemic, but is facing a new regulatory landscape emerging post-Brexit. 

Firm chair Peter Lawson commented: “Caroline comes with an outstanding track record, helping to set up Sainsbury’s Bank's regulatory team and delivering innovative work from major institutions in private practice.

“She is an ambitious new addition who will lead a service line that builds on our traditional strengths in the financial services sector.”