UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced a total of seven hires, including two legal directors, for its teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Real estate lawyer Simon Dawes, previously with Pinsent Masons, has joined as a legal director in Edinburgh, where he will be supported by experienced paralegal Morven Pinkerton who has joined from Morton Fraser. Also in Edinburgh, Simon Mayberry has moved from LexLeyton as a senior associate in the Employment team and Angela Robertson has joined from Thorntons as an associate in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team.

In the Glasgow office, Calum Stacey, previously head of the legal team at Total UK, has been appointed a legal director in the Commercial team; Rachel Munro will join the Real Estate team in March from Shepherd & Wedderburn, as a senior associate; and Pavan Sumal has joined the Employment team from an in-house position with Five Star International Ltd, as an associate.  

Janette Speed, real estate partner and head of Scotland for Shoosmiths, commented: "Our continued investment in top class legal talent further underscores Shoosmiths’ strategy to grow our reputation as the ‘go-to’ firm for premium legal advice in Scotland, where we are increasingly pre-eminent in the real estate, corporate, commercial, employment and litigation sectors."