Aberdein Considine has announced the promotions of a new partner and senior associate, both at the legal firm’s headquarters in Aberdeen.

Gemma Perfect, has been promoted from associate to partner in the Commercial Real Estate team, while Carly Stewart has advanced to senior associate in Dispute Resolution.

Ms Perfect, joined Aberdein Considine as a trainee solicitor in 2007, specialises primarily in commercial property matters, dealing with acquisitions and disposals, as well as commercial leasing, residential developments and bank security and financing. She also has expertise in residential property transactions and complex corrective conveyancing. 

Ms Stewart joined the firm as an associate in 2019. With over 15 years’ experience in commercial litigation, she qualified as a civil court solicitor advocate in 2011. Much of her career has been involved with advising oil and gas related clients as well as those in the construction and insurance industries. 

Paul Jennings, head of Commercial Real Estate at Aberdein Considine, commented: "Since joining the firm in 2007, Gemma has proved herself to be an outstanding lawyer.

"As the North East commercial property market continues its recovery, Gemma’s real estate expertise and knowledge is in greater demand than ever, and her promotion to partner is a reflection of her value to the firm, and the high regard in which she held by clients."

Euan McSherry, head of Dispute Resolution added: "Carly’s appointment last year was a critical part of a wider investment in strengthening our Dispute Resolution practice, an area which has been expanding rapidly and continues to grow as businesses seek the highest quality of advice in an uncertain world. She is a highly regarded lawyer and her promotion is extremely well deserved."