Glasgow legal practice MacDonald Lynch has promoted Robert Telfer to partner.

MacDonald Lynch was formed a year ago when Elaine MacDonald acquired southside firm Lynch & Co, established in 1984. The rebranded and expanded Mount Florida firm now employs eight people, under Ms MacDonald and Colin Carr. Mr Telfer, who joined the new firm at launch, becomes part of the leadership team from 4 July.

Holding a Doctorate in European Competition and Consumer Law from the University of Glasgow, where he also completed his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, Mr Telfer has worked in real estate as well as legal practice. As a solicitor, he specialises in conveyancing, wills, power of attorney and estates.

Senior partner Elaine MacDonald commented: “Robert has been with us from day one and has been a tremendous source of support for me and the wider team. His promotion illustrates the enormous contribution he has made to the company and the wide range of skills he brings to bear.

“I greatly value his counsel and I know that he will make an outstanding partner as we grow the business and continue to deliver exceptional customer service.”