Legal firm Thorntons today announced the appointment of three new partners, based in its offices in Dundee and Edinburgh.

Two of the appointments at the Tayside-headquartered practice are of existing associates, Chris Byrne and Jacqueline Henderson. The third is Morna Coutts, who joins the joins the private client team based in Thorntons’ Edinburgh office, after seven years at Morton Fraser. Her expertise is in capital taxation and succession planning, alongside wills and trust arrangements for high net worth individuals covering complex estate administration and powers of attorney.

Mr Byrne, an experienced member of the corporate team in Dundee, joined the firm when it amalgamated with Murray Donald in November 2014, after spending most of his earlier career in commercial practice in Glasgow. 

Ms Henderson is a residential property specialist who joined the firm in January 2015 following roles at Fife Council and Pagan Osborne.

Scott Milne, joint managing partner at Thorntons, said: “I am delighted that our latest appointments include two internal promotions but also that we welcome Morna Coutts as a new recruit to the firm.

“Appointments like these are further evidence of our desire to invest in our people and our commitment to being a prosperous and sustainable firm."