Legal firm Morton Fraser has announced a total of 17 promotions across the practice.

Mimi Stewart has been made a legal director in the Construction team, and also in that team, Caroline Earnshaw and Julie Scott-Gilroy become senior associates, as does Lauren Hart (Banking & Finance). 

There are seven new associates: Matthew Barclay (Agricultural & Rural), Bess Innes (Commercial Property), Jack Kerr, Kirsten McManus and Emma Wood (all Succession & Tax Planning), and Catherine MacPherson and Angela Myles (both Banking & Finance).

Six new senior solicitors have also been named: Robyn Keay and Matthew Miller (Litigation), Laura McKenna and Nicole Moscardini (Employment), Katie Mahoney (Succession & Tax Planning), and Fay Shearer (Commercial Property).

Effective from today (1 July), they form part of Morton Fraser’s ongoing “talent first” approach to champion its existing staff. 

Chief executive Chris Harte commented: “Given all the talk these days about what has changed, it is good to remind ourselves of one of the things which has not changed, namely the fantastic talent we have coming through the ranks right across the firm. Of the four most senior appointments, all were women, which is important to us as we continue to improve the diversity in the profession, particularly in senior positions.”