Legal firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) has announced the appointment of business and white collar crime specialist James McMillan as an associate in its commercial dispute resolution department.

Mr McMillan, who moves from MacRoberts, brings extensive experience in advocacy relating to fatal accident inquiries, health and safety, and white collar crime prosecutions. He joins the firm’s fraud, investigations and business crimes team led by counter fraud specialist Craig Kennedy.

MMS chief executive Kenneth Shand commented: “James’s appointment strengthens our criminal defence capability and is an excellent addition to our team of very high quality specialist lawyers in complex but growing areas of the law. We are delighted to have a lawyer of his quality join the firm and I look forward to announcing further appointments in short order.”