Brodies has today announced 10 promotions including seven new partners, along with the relocation of its Highland office to Inverness.

The biggest Scottish-headquartered legal firm has added to its partner count Aberdeen and Highland-based family lawyers Susie Mountain and Sarah Lilley, Glasgow-based Ryan Bowie (Land & Rural Business team) and Stuart Murray (Projects), and in Edinburgh, tax specialist Bob Langridge and charities and third sector expert Kenneth Pinkerton. English-qualified property disputes and telecommunications specialist Lucie Barnes is the seventh promotion.

In addition, Glasgow and Edinburgh-based insurance and risk lawyers Lynn Livesey and Ed Grundy step up to legal director and associate respectively, and Edinburgh-based renewables specialist Isabella van Green becomes an associate.  

Brodies' Highland office, opened in Dingwall 2018 when it acquired the practice of Martin Mackay Ltd, is moving to Clava House at Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness. The firm will occupy the building alongside Johnston Carmichael.

Nick Scott, Brodies’ managing partner, commented: "These latest investments in our people and our offices are reflective of the objectives that we set ourselves in our 2021-2024 strategic plans: to provide our clients with relevant, quality legal advice, and to deliver it in a way that would best facilitate collaboration, conversation and the sharing of knowledge. The breadth of skill and experience of those colleagues who step into new roles aligns with the demand we have seen from clients. I congratulate our colleagues and wish them all the best in their new roles.

"Moving our Highlands office to Inverness follows strong client activity across the region and continued growth of our locally-based team. Our new premises are modern and bright, providing an excellent space for our colleagues and clients to meet and work with each other in the Highland capital, in the years ahead."