Gilson Gray has appointed oil and gas specialist Calum Crighton, co-founder of Lex Energy, as a partner in its corporate practice.

Prior to co-founding Lex Energy, Mr Gray held senior legal positions with Pinsent Masons, Fairfield Energy and Premier Oil. His 15 years of commercial law experience have been primarily focused on upstream oil and gas and the associated supply chain. 

Dual qualified in Scots and English law, he will be based in Aberdeen and will play an integral role in the further extension of the firm’s oil and gas practice.

Derek Hamill, partner and head of Corporate at Gilson Gray, commented: "Calum is well respected within the oil and gas sector and his wealth of proven experience across not only exploration and production, but also the wider energy supply chain, was a major attraction for us as a firm."

Group chairman and managing partner Glen Gilson added: "Gilson Gray remains committed to expansion. Our investment in the energy sector affords us heavyweight expertise. Calum’s appointment adds to this excellent multi-disciplinary team who now service some of the world’s leading energy clients."