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14 November 16

Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ANDERSON & GOODLAD, Lerwick, intimate that Linda A Knarston and James M Goodlad have retired as partners from 31 October 2016.

ANDERSONBAIN LLP, Aberdeen announces the appointment from 1 November 2016 of Julie Rowson as a partner and Iain Wilson as solicitor in its residential property and general chamber practice. Both join from ROWSON & ASSOCIATES, Aberdeen.

BALFOUR+MANSON LLP, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, announces that its Aberdeen office has moved to 42 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UP following the firm’s merger with DUTHIE WARD. Alastair Duthie and Richard Ward have joined Balfour+Manson as consultants.

BELL + CRAIG LTD, solicitors, Stirling and Falkirk are pleased to confirm that they have acquired the practice of GWT MURPHY & CO, 6 Viewfield Place, Stirling as at 10 October 2016. Gordon William Tulloch Murphy will become a director of Bell & Craig Ltd; the other directors remain the same. The business of GWT Murphy & Co will be carried on from 4 Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2QL.

BOYD LEGAL, Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy, announces the appointment of Shaun Mackintosh as a director, working from its Edinburgh office. He joins from PETERKINS, Aberdeen.

CMS UK, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, announces that its partners have voted to combine the firm with the firms of NABARRO and OLSWANG, to create the world’s sixth largest law firm by lawyer headcount and the sixth largest in the UK by revenue. Nabarro and Olswang will join the CMS UK LLP partnership, which will trade as CMS, and the name of the UK LLP will be CMS CAMERON McKENNA NABARRO OLSWANG LLP. The merger is due to complete on 1 May 2017.

CMS also announces that its Glasgow office has completed its move to the fifth floor, and part of the fourth floor, of the redeveloped 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 1RW.

DRUMMOND MILLER LLP, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has announced the promotion of Darren Deery to partner, working in clinical negligence; of Laura McDonagh to senior associate, working in litigation; and of Carolyn Jackson to associate, working in clinical negligence. Lorna Hale, a newly qualified solicitor, has also joined the clinical negligence team.

WALTER GERRARD & CO, Macduff is delighted to announce that it has acquired the practice of A & E A BRODIE, Banff with effect from 1 November 2016. Lesley M Sloan joins Walter Gerrard & Co as a consultant solicitor along with her employees. The firm will practise from 31 Duff Street, Macduff AB44 1QL and 40 High Street, Banff AB45 1AL and will continue to use the trading name of A & E A Brodie.

GRAY & GRAY LLP, Peterhead and Ellon, announces the retirement of partner (member) and family law specialist, Claire Reilly, due to ill health. Associate Andrew Ormiston has been assumed as a partner (member), based in the Litigation department in Peterhead, with effect from 31 October 2016.

HARPER MACLEOD, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Lerwick, has appointed Ciaran Dougherty as an associate working in personal injury. He joins from BRODIES LLP.

HILL & ROBB LTD, Stirling are pleased to announce the appointment of A Fleur McIntosh and Audrey McGhee as directors.

LEVY & McRAE, Glasgow, has appointed Richard Barrie as a partner in its construction practice. He joins from MACROBERTS.

MACKINNONS, Aberdeen, Cults and Aboyne are pleased to announce the promotion to partner of Nicola Gray in the firm’s employment division. Keith MacRae became senior partner on 1 October 2016, following the retiral from the business after 38 years of Charles Scott.

MILLER SAMUEL HILL BROWN LLP, Glasgow, announces that it has acquired the licensing division of LINDSAYS. Its Hill Brown Licensing division, comprising a team of 12, will operate from offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

MORTON FRASER, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, announces that it has promoted Suzanne Hardie (public sector, Edinburgh) and Nicola Ross (commercial litigation, Glasgow) to partner.

MURRAY BEITH MURRAY, Edinburgh, announces that it has appointed Laura Brown as Head of Tax Services. She joins from TURCAN CONNELL.

RUSSELLS GIBSON McCAFFREY, Glasgow, are delighted to announce the appointment of Carla Boylan as an associate with effect from 1 October 2016.

SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, announces the appointment of Jamie Grant, who joins from MACROBERTS, as a real estate partner in its Glasgow office, and of Charles Scott, recently retired senior partner of MACKINNONS, as a consultant to its Aberdeen office. Shepherd & Wedderburn also announces that it has relocated its Glasgow teams to the third floor of the redeveloped 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 1RW.

Peter G Wilson, formerly a director and General Counsel of BOWLEVEN PLC, Edinburgh, has joined PETROCELTIC INTERNATIONAL PLC as General Counsel and Group Company Secretary.

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