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Expansion and promotions at Raeburn Christie
Aberdeen-headquartered solicitors Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace have announced a total of eight appointments and promotions at partner and associate level, principally in residential property and private client work.
Douglas Crombie, Pamela Bursill, Naomi Mearns and Jamie Nixon are now partners at the firm, and Amy McKay, Teresa Law, Gavin Cooper and Michael Shepherd have been appointed as associates.
Mr Crombie recently returned to Raeburn Christie after 17 years at Craigens, where he was a partner for 14 years. Ms Bursill moves from the firm's Albyn office to become branch principal at the Banchory office. Ms Mearns joined as branch principal at Stonehaven in 2010, and Mr Nixon, with the firm since last year, is taking on the same role at the firm’s Ellon office.
All four work mainly in residential property and private client. As branch principals they will also work alongside specialist teams in Aberdeen and advise on other matters including family law, commercial, corporate and employment law.
Of the new associates, Ms Law has specialised in residential property for 15 years, six of them at Raeburn Christie; Ms McKay has worked in residential conveyancing for 11 years; Mr Shepherd, who joined the firm in 2010, specialises in setting up development sites of all sizes for onward plot sales; and Mr Cooper, who joined this year from Campbell Connon, has 12 years' experience in general legal practice including property sales and purchases, leasing, wills and family law.
Managing partner Keith Allan said: "We know how important it is to be progressive and forward thinking in our business, and for this reason we are delighted with our new appointments. We are confident that they will bring valuable additions to the leadership of the firm and further strengthen our legal services across all practice areas."