Global legal firm DWF has appointed Caroline Colliston as executive partner for Scotland.

A partner and chartered tax adviser based in DWF's Edinburgh office, Ms Collision has significant management experience in leading the DWF tax practice in Scotland, providing commercial tax advice and share schemes advice to a broad range of businesses, public bodies and individuals.

She is also DWF's gender co-lead, an active member of its Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, and social mobility, in the law. She sits on the advisory board of Business in the Community Scotland; is the Scottish Government-appointed chair of the Business Leadership Group of the Scottish Business Pledge, and sits on the Women in Tax Scotland committee as well as tax committees for the Law Society of Scotland, ICAS and CIOT.

She takes up her new role following the reorganisation of DWF's global operating structure. It combines the previous executive partner roles for Glasgow and Edinburgh, providing greater emphasis on the combined successes of the two Scottish offices.

Outgoing executive partners Wayne Lawrence and Paul Pignatelli, will continue with their existing responsibilities across DWF's global practice areas.

Ms Colliston commented: "We have a very talented team providing exceptional advice to clients across our two Scottish offices. It is a great privilege to be asked to take up this new role as executive partner for DWF in Scotland. Working as one team, we can really maximise our abilities and the unique selling points we have to offer in Scotland as a growing and dynamic business."