The law firm Clyde & Co has promoted Kirsty Cassidy, Colette Finnieston, Natalie Gibb, David Hutchison, Gary Nicholls and Ameeta Panesar to the position of legal director in Scotland.

Five of the promotions are in the firm’s insurance practice, while one, Ameeta Panesar, is in real estate. Four of the promotions come in the firm’s Edinburgh office, with the other two in Glasgow.

Across the firm’s global network, 76 lawyers have been promoted to legal director, the largest number of promotions the firm has made in a year. The legal director promotions comes as insurance lawyer Andrew Tolmie has been promoted to partner.

Vikki Melville, managing partner in Scotland, said: “Promoting six lawyers to legal director underlines the strength of our practice and our ability to bring talent through the business in Scotland. All of our promoted lawyers combine significant technical legal expertise with the essential skills that leaders at the firm need, including skills relating to business development, client relationship management, together with an ability to manage, lead and develop our people and teams.”