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Maclay Murray & Spens promotions recognise talent

3 June 2010

UK-wide law firm Maclay Murray & Spens has announced a clutch of internal promotions, with four new partners and 10 associates taking on new responsibilities across the firm’s four offices.

The new partners are:
Robert Buchan, based in Edinburgh, who becomes a partner in the firm’s intellectual property and technology team.
Malcolm Gunnyeon, who becomes a partner in the commercial dispute resolution (CDR) department, based in Aberdeen.
David McGrory and David Young, who have both been appointed partners in the Edinburgh Corporate department.

Ten solicitors have been promoted to associates in the firm:
Stuart Fitzsimmons, banking & finance, Glasgow
Gareth Hale, CDR, Edinburgh
Craig Neilson, CDR, London
Helen Hutcheson, construction & engineering, Glasgow
Margaret Shenken, construction & engineering, Glasgow
Catriona Borthwick, corporate, Glasgow
Struan Fairbairn, corporate, Edinburgh
Simon Lusty, corporate, London
Melanie Millar, EU competition & regulatory, Glasgow
Stephen Dodds, tax, Glasgow.

Magnus Swanson, chief executive of MMS, said: “We are firmly committed to growing internal talent and this year is no exception. This strategy has been reaffirmed by today’s partner and associate promotions and is a further testament to the importance we place on offering individual growth opportunities within the firm, where the needs and expectations of clients remain at the heart of everything we do.”

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