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16 July 18

Collected news of new appointments and practice changes

ADDLESHAW GODDARD, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, announce that Tony McGlennan will join its Global Investigations team as a legal director in September 2018. He joins from the post of compliance officer at the SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.

BRODIES LLP, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, has appointed civil solicitor advocate Tony Jones QC as a partner in its advocacy unit.

BTO SOLICITORS LLP, Glasgow and Edinburgh, has appointed as partners Ross Brown and Lynn Melville, who will lead its Trusts, Estates & Tax Planning department in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively. Tony Jones and Roddy Harrison are to leave BTO to pursue careers with other firms.

Iain Considine has announced that he will be stepping down from his role as a senior partner at ABERDEIN CONSIDINE, Aberdeen and elsewhere and will now become a consultant at the firm. His daughter Laura Considine will succeed him as the partner responsible for the firm’s Stonehaven office.

John Crawford, corporate legal resource manager, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SCOTLAND, announces that he has retired.

DAVIDSON CHALMERS, Edinburgh and Galashiels, has appointed Jacqueline Cook, dual qualified in Scotland and England & Wales, as a director and head of planning. She joins from PINSENT MASONS.

DENTONS UK & MIDDLE EAST LLP has announced the appointment of Lisa Sewell as managing director for that region, replacing Brandon Ransley, who retired earlier this year. She arrives from THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.

Dentons has also appointed Roddy Harrison as a partner in the Private Client & Charities team within the UK Tax department. He joins from BTO SOLICITORS where he headed the private client practice. He will work across all Dentons’ offices in the UK.

Anne Hall Dick, family lawyer and mediator, has joined wealth management firm BREWIN DOLPHIN, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as a consultant.

DIGBY BROWN SOLICITORS, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has announced the promotion of three new associates, Amy Alexander, Hollie Dilasser and Richard Pitts.

GILSON GRAY, Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Berwick, has announced that Keith Anderson has been promoted to partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.

GRAY & CONNOCHIE, Aberdeen announce the retirement from private practice of their partner Roy Adams with effect from 30 June 2018, and intimate that as from 1 July 2018 the firm will amalgamate with LEDINGHAM CHALMERS.

JACKSON BOYD LLP, Glasgow, announces the promotion of Pamela Bradshaw to associate in the Personal Injury department. David McLeod, also of the Personal Injury department, has been promoted to senior solicitor. Mark Fallon, previously of PENMANS, has joined the firm as a senior solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department.

MACPHEE & PARTNERS, Fort William, Oban and Tiree, intimate that Christine MacKay has succeeded Duncan MacPhee as the senior partner, Keith Diarmid Falconer and Jeremy Peter Benfield have been assumed as partners, and former trainee of the firm Rebecca Louise Fraser has been retained as a solicitor.

McVEY & MURRICANE, Glasgow, has announced the appointment of Robin Craig as director of commercial property. He was previously a director at FREDERICK & CO, Glasgow. The firm also recently promoted Fallon Sara Spencer to associate in the same team.

MITCHELLS ROBERTON, Glasgow has announced the promotion to associate of Lauren Booth and Heather Warnock in its Private Client department with effect from 1 July 2018.

Mark Victor Murray (Victor Murray), a member of the Law Society of Scotland, intimates that he was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on 5 June 2018.

RAEBURN CHRISTIE CLARK & WALLACE, Aberdeen, Ellon, Banchory, Inverurie and Stonehaven, announces the appointment of Amanda Gibb as an associate and principal of their Inverurie branch. She returns to the firm from BURNESS PAULL. Gregor Sim, formerly a partner with JAMES & GEORGE COLLIE, has been appointed as an associate in the Commercial Property team, based at the main office in Albyn Place, Aberdeen.

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace further announces the purchase of WINCHESTERS SOLICITORS, Ellon. Principal Douglas Winchester becomes a consultant, and with his staff will relocate to RCCW’s Ellon branch office.

SHEPHERD & WEDDERBURN, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, has appointed immigration specialist Jacqueline Moore to head a new Immigration department. She was formerly deputy head of immigration law at DRUMMOND MILLER.

THORNTONS, Dundee and elsewhere, announces the appointment of seven newly-qualified solicitors who recently completed their traineeships at the firm. Zoe Irving joins the Land & Rural Business team in Perth; Katie Hobkirk joins Corporate Law & Intellectual Property and Iona Anderson joins Private Client, both in St Andrews. Jamie Lyons and Danny McGinn both join the Personal Injury team in Dundee, while Ling Deng joins Dispute Resolution & Claims, and Rachel Lawson joins Corporate Law & Intellectual Property, also in Dundee.

Thorntons has also moved its Edinburgh office to Citypoint, 3rd Floor, 65 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD.

TLT LLP, Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere, has appointed Douglas Gourlay as a partner in the Banking & Finance team in its Glasgow office. He joins from WEIGHTMANS, where he led the UK Real Estate Finance practice.

VIALEX, legal services providers, Edinburgh, has appointed Katie Corrigan as head of Real Estate. She joins from BRODIES where she was an associate. Catriona Melton, previously in-house counsel with HYMANS ROBERTSON, has been appointed a senior legal adviser specialising in data protection. Zoe Fowlie, who trained and qualified with GILLESPIE MACANDREW, is one of a number of hires into Vialex’s Transaction Services team.

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