Inverness private client lawyer JP Campbell is to join Ledingham Chalmers later this year as part of its growth plans.

Mr Campbell, a partner at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie for the past two years, specialises in business succession, estate planning, executry administration, asset protection, trusts and supporting adults with incapacity. At Ledingham Chalmers he will be tasked with expanding the firm's private client offering in the north of Scotland.

He is also a director of the Highland Field Sports Fair, and a co-founder and trustee of charity One Feeds Two, which teams up with restaurants and other food companies to donate, for every meal they sell, a school meal to a child living in poverty.

Ledingham Chalmers is currently seeking to recruit in its Aberdeen and Inverness offices, and also plans to take on five trainees this year and four in 2022.

Managing partner, Jennifer Young, commented: "We often talk about sustainable growth being central to our strategy, and JP's appointment and the other posts we're filling perfectly illustrate that approach.

"Not only does JP bring with him an exceptional legal background, most recently in the private client discipline, but his involvement with One Feeds Two aligns completely with our own active involvement in the third sector."