Specialist debt recovery firm Yuill+Kyle, part of the MacRoberts Group, has appointed Denise Loney as its new managing director.

Formerly director at Alston Law, which joined the Simpson & Marwick stable earlier this year, Ms Loney succeeds Stephen Cowan in her new role, which will further Yuill+Kyle’s strategic plans to expand and develop its debt recovery practice across Scotland. Mr Cowan will remain as a consultant to help with the transition.

Ms Loney has more than 30 years’ experience in practice, and specialises in providing legal services to lenders in debt recovery and litigation matters. She is also a senior tutor at the University of Glasgow on the postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, and a board member of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. She has held voluntary roles with the Law Society of Scotland and currently serves on the committee responsible for administering and developing the scheme for accredited paralegals.

Neil Kennedy, managing partner at MacRoberts commented: “We are committed to growing the Yuill+Kyle brand within the MacRoberts Group and I look forward to working closely with Denise, who is an expert in the sector, as we continue to invest in our people, technology, security and solutions as we all emerge from the effects of the pandemic.”