Digby Brown Solicitors has appointed four new partners among a record round of 21 solicitor promotions.

Sarah DouglasDiane Cooper and Kirsty O’Donnell in Glasgow, and Sam Cowie in Inverness, all become partners in the specialist personal injury firm.

There are six promotions to associate: Euan Robertson in Dundee, Louise McCulloch, Joy Bell and Stephen Duff in Glasgow, Isla McKnight in Ayr and Izabela Wosiak in the Edinburgh office.

The 11 who advance to senior solicitor are: Chris Ritchie in Dundee, Fiona Bissett in Kirkcaldy, James Stephen in Glasgow, Sarah Newman in Inverness, Paul Thomson and Kimberley McLennan in Aberdeen, and five in the Edinburgh office – Magdalena Wlochal, Donald Mackay, Simon Dempsey, Sarah Hobkirk and Louise Moffatt.

Digby Brown said the record number followed a year of post-COVID growth that saw the firm recover more than £150m in damages for clients.

Chief executive Fraser Oliver commented: "I am truly delighted to welcome each partner and congratulate our solicitors on their new roles.

"These appointments show the commitment Digby Brown has in its people and the future. We are one team that strives to help the public obtain access to justice, be the leading personal injury firm in Scotland and be an employer of choice.

"By investing in the development of our staff – while recognising the quality of their work, results and client service – it ensures Digby Brown continues to lead the field of Scottish personal injury litigation."