Legal firm Ledingham Chalmers has announced a round of five promotions, headed by a new partner in its rural team.

Hazel Moir, based in the firm's Aberdeen headquarters, has over 25 years’ experience with the firm, advising on all aspects of agricultural law. Her promotion to partner comes as the practice continues to target growth in the rural sector.

Others recognised are Inverness employment lawyer Sine Mackay, who becomes an associate, and Joanna Lang (litigation, Aberdeen), Amy McMillan (litigation, Edinburgh) and Craig Falconer (commercial property, Aberdeen) who all take on senior solicitor positions.

Chairman Jennifer Young commented: “Our congratulations go to our five promoted colleagues who have worked so hard within their roles. They all have vital roles to play as Ledingham Chalmers changes and grows in 2016 and beyond.

“Hazel deserves recognition in her role at the forefront of the rural scene in the north east of Scotland and we were delighted she accepted a partner role with us. Sine has grown with the employment team and has vast knowledge in the role and a breadth of work across the north and north east.

“It’s a pleasure to be able to look to our up-and-coming staff with pride and Joanna, Amy and Craig have all been a credit to our firm. We can look forward to a long-term sustainable future with them.”