North east legal practice Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace is predicting further growth after recruiting several new members of staff. 

At Inverurie, Kim Smart joins from Ledingham Chalmers as associate solicitor and branch principal, bringing more than 10 years’ residential property experience along with in-depth local knowledge. Recently qualified solicitor Rachael Morrison will provide support in residential matters, while property consultant Nicola Thomas has experience of residential property sales and valuations in and around the north-east.

The Banchory branch welcomes Shona Morrison, also as associate solicitor and branch principal. Formerly with AC Morrison & Richards, she has substantial local knowledge through more than 30 years’ experience in residential and rural conveyancing, as well as private client expertise in wills, powers of attorney and continuing welfare issues. 

In the Ellon branch, Andrew Bruce, previously a partner at Masson Glennie in Fraserburgh, joins as associate solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing. He also has experience in commercial work and liquor licensing. 

Grant Mills joins the Union Street Property Shop as a solicitor. 

Managing partner Callum McDonald said: “We are delighted to be able to continue to secure such impressive local talent to meet the needs of our growing client base.  We look forward to the contribution they will make to RCCW’s continued success in the sector and region.”