Roger Connon

Aberdeen solicitor takes on Vario development role

The former head of Pinsent Masons’ Aberdeen office, Roger Connon, has taken up a new role with the law firm and will focus on expanding the Vario freelance legal resource to the north east’s oil…

Sally Morris-Smith

Shepherd and Wedderburn helps secure £34.7m housing deal in Greater Manchester

Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised on a £34.7 million funding deal that will lead to the construction of nearly 600 new homes. Shepherd and Wedderburn supported FairBriar International in securing financial backing from the Homes…

Left to right - Robert Gregory and Alistair Hindle

Hindles in growth mode from new Edinburgh base

Patent and trade mark attorneys Hindles has moved to larger premises on George Street, Edinburgh and completed a rebrand exercise from Alistair Hindle Associates to Hindles. The firm, which turned over £1.3 m last year also…

L-R: Charlie Fraser, Partner, Jacqueline Law, Managing Partner, Michael Sinclair, Senior Property Partner and Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director

Aberdein Considine continues growth with £500,000 investment

Aberdein Considine has accelerated its growth plans after announcing a significant investment in further expansion across Scotland. The Aberdeen-headquartered business has also strengthened its senior legal capability with the appointment of two new partners in…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn expands commercial disputes team with partner appointment

Commercial disputes specialist Philip Sewell has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 25 years’ experience to the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Regulation Division. Philip advises on contentious commercial matters, including insurance, professional negligence,…

Leigh Herd

Prestigious award for Shepherd and Wedderburn solicitor

Shepherd and Wedderburn solicitor Leigh Herd has won a prestigious accolade at the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017. Leigh, who is a member of the firm’s Property and Infrastructure Disputes team based in Edinburgh, has won…

Peter Baverstock, LEAP UK CEO

LEAP expands to 16 in Scotland

LEAP, the cloud software provider for small law firms,  has relocated its offices in Edinburgh to larger premises to accommodate a team which has expanded from seven to sixteen during the last year. Based in…

Mary McQueen & Gordon Bathgate

Allan McDougall and McQueen Legal to merge

Allan McDougall Solicitors and McQueen Legal have merged practices, creating an expanded business with more than 70 staff, offices across nine locations, and fee income in excess of £4m. The new entity, Allan McDougall McQueen LLP,…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Dentons formalises combination with Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons, the world's largest law firm has formalised its combination with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. Dentons' Global Chairman Joe Andrew said "By joining forces with such a high-quality firm in one of the world's…

Mark Coulter collecting the Property Consultancy Marketing Award at the Property Awards

Edinburgh solicitor estate-agency picks up top UK Property Award

Edinburgh based solicitor estate-agency, Coulters has beat off competition from estate-agencies across the country to be named top in the Property Consultancy Marketing category at the UK Property Awards. The Edinburgh based solicitor estate-agency wowed…

Martin McLellan, of Keir Barrie, left, and Donald Reid, of Mitchells Roberton, right.

Glasgow legal firms set to merge

One of Scotland's oldest established law firms is set to undertake a further merger which will enhance and expand its traditional family and commercial legal services. Glasgow-based Mitchells Roberton, which can trace its involvement in…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn makes senior appointments to its business development team

Shepherd and Wedderburn has made two senior appointments to its Business Development and Marketing team. Scott Thomson joins the firm as Director of Business Development and Marketing, while Camillo Fracassini has taken up the newly-created…

Iain Nicol (7th from right) and colleagues, Solicitor Andrew Wallace (8th left) and Partner Robert Holland (10th left) with the delegation from China at the Playfair Library after the presentation

Scottish law firm delivers seminars to Chinese investors

A Scottish legal firm has delivered a series of seminars on business and law to visiting delegations of would-be investors from China. Lawyers from Balfour+Manson have presented to around 50 business people and officials from China…

Martin Gill

Scottish law firm leaders believe that technology will have the greatest impact on future client relationships

70% of Scottish legal firm leaders believe that technology will have the greatest impact on their client relationships in the next five years compared with 40% in the rest of the UK according to a…

Colin Graham

Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

Law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last week at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017. The firm, which employs more than 400 employees across its 10 offices, collected the…

Alan Borthwick Chairman of BTO Solicitors

BTO Solicitors records turnover of £18.916m and profit of £7.82m

Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has published details of its financial performance in its first year of trading as a Limited Liability Partnership, revealing record results. In the firm’s Annual Review, BTO Chairman Alan Borthwick…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Alistair Dean of Alba Clams

Alba Claims launches to help Scottish businesses pursue commercial claims

A new company has been launches this week aimed at helping Scottish businesses pursue commercial claims.  Alba Claims was set up to advise and engage in relation to construction disputes, insolvency claims and other commercial…

From left - Emma Shearer, Philip Knight and Laura Bloxham

Bond Dickinson announces new senior hires for Edinburgh office 

After announcing the expansion of its Scottish presence with a new Edinburgh office, legal firm Bond Dickinson has appointed a number of senior hires to join its growing team. Philip Knight and Laura Bloxham join…

Left to right: Chris West, Fiona Morton & Robert Graham-Campbell.

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new Chief Executive

The new CEO of Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew LLP will be Robert Graham-Campbell. Robert will take up office on 16 October and replaces outgoing CEO, Chris West, who is retiring from the firm. Robert has extensive…

Anderson Strathern Managing Partner Murray McCall with some of the firm's recent partner and solictor promotions

Partner appointments and promotions at Anderson Strathern

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed two new partners and a series of internal promotions as it builds on a strong financial performance in 2017.  The partner appointments are being made in the Rural…

Jennifer Adams

Senior appointment boosts Burness Paull pensions team

Commercial law firm Burness Paull, has strengthened its pensions team with the appointment of Jennifer Adams as a consultant. An experienced pension scheme secretary, independent trustee and pensions lawyer, Jennifer brings more than 20 years’…

From left - David Newman, Delio COO and Gareth Lewis , CEO of Delio

Scottish FinTechs called to enter Addleshaw Goddard 2018 Elevate programme

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard has announced its 2018 programme to support FinTech growth with an expanded program for participants following the success of of 'AG Elevate', originally launched in November 2016.  'AG Elevate' 2018 was…

L to R - Kim Harkness, Angus Easton and Kate Longmuir

Trio of appointments strengthen Mackinnons Solicitors

A north-east legal firm has strengthened its teams of specialist solicitors in Aberdeen with three new appointments. Mackinnons Solicitors, with offices in Aberdeen, Cults and Aboyne, has announced two promotions and one new appointment, each…

Left to right are Bruce Farquhar and Iain Grieve of Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern eyes cross-border growth with senior hire

Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has made a senior hire to its commercial real estate team with English qualified partner Iain Grieve joining from HBJ as the firm looks to build its cross-border credentials in…

Nigel Geddes

Senior appointment for growing legal firm in Fife

A senior Conveyancing Solicitor has been appointed by an expanding full-service legal firm targeting further growth in legal services from its Fife branch. Formerly Managing Partner at his own legal firm and conveyancing practice, Nigel…