Fife and Edinburgh legal firm Pagan Osborne has announced an expansion of its Fife team with the appointment of two new partners.

Katherine McGill and Lesley Mearns, two of the three solicitors who formed the practice of Eden Legal just two years ago, will be join the conveyancing and agricultural teams respectively.

Ms McGill starts with Pagan Osborne on 13 June and Ms Mearns on 4 J

“They both hold a great deal of expertise in their respective fields” said Pagan Osborne’s chief executive, Alistair Morris. “In a very short period of time Lesley and Katherine have built a significant portfolio of clients who rely on their expertise and drive to achieve the right results. We are delighted to welcome them to the team.”

Ms McGill specialises in property, including residential conveyancing and commercial real estate, and is on the board of Housing Option Scotland, a charity helping disabled people to find the right home.

Ms Mearns has considerable expertise in a wide range of rural transactions, including farm and forestry purchase and sales, renewables, diversification, leases and succession planning.

Both new partners will be based in Cupar, serving clients in Fife and Perthshire.

The firm has also promoted Stephanie Pratt to senior solicitor in Cupar, and appointed Fraser Falconer to the Edinburgh property team as a valuer.