Legal form Thorntons has appointed five new solicitors across a number of its teams.

Two legal directors join Thorntons' Dundee office: Karen Cornwell, who joins from Kennedys, in Dispute Resolution & Claims, and Ruth Pyatt, who has moved to Scotland from East Anglia, in Wills, Trusts & Succession Planning.

Recently qualified corporate solicitor Aadil Anwar will also be based in Dundee office, while corporate solicitor Sabihah Ahmed, and Andrew Wallace, an associate in the Employment team who joins from Balfour+Manson, will work primarily from Thorntons’ Edinburgh base.

Colin Graham, chair at Thorntons, commented: “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome these five brilliant solicitors to Thorntons as we continue to grow our client list and expand our team in a number of areas of legal practice. It’s also great to note the variety of legal expertise our new directors, associates and solicitors are bringing with them.”