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D&W gains more Semple Fraser lawyers but loses two partners
Scots-based national law firm Dundas & Wilson has taken on a total of 17 solicitors and trainees from administration-hit Semple Fraser, but has also suffered two further partner resignations.
The firm announced that six partners, six other solicitors and five trainees have joined from Semple Fraser, which went into administration last week. Of the partners, only Elspeth Carson, who was head of Semple Fraser's real estate team, becomes a partner in Dundas & Wilson; Kenneth Carruthers, Alison Gow, Angus MacRae, Margaret McLean and Ewan Thomson become consultants.
Another former Semple Fraser partner, head of planning June Gilles, is to join Edinburgh-based commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers as a partner. Amongst her high profile clients, she has advised Tesco in Scottish planning matters for many years.
The two to leave Dundas & Wilson are corporate specialist Colin Massie and non-contentious construction partner Carl Asser. They join a series of other partners who have left the firm in recent months.
Mr Massie was an unsuccessful candidate for managing partner in last year's partnership election.