Aberdeen solicitors Mackinnons have announced the promotion of associate Nicola Gray to partner, with effect from 1 October, along with a change in senior partner.

Keith MacRae has taken over as senior partner following the retirement of Charles Scott after 38 years with Mackinnons. Mr Scott is joining Shephed & Wedderburn as a consultant.

Ms Gray has been recognised for her success in developing Mackinnons’ employment law practice.

Partner Graham Jones commented: “Nicola's appointment underlines our commitment to servicing our clients' employment needs and rewards her hard work in delivering effective solutions.

“She is a valued member of the Mackinnons team and brings many additional qualities to the partnership. Throughout all departments, the model for our success remains in creating long term relationships and delivering high quality advice and her appointment underlines that.”