Daniel Lee

MedSource expands into UK with Datatrial acquisition

US firm MedSource has acquire the data services division of Datatrial, a UK based international biometrics and technology company that supports clinical trials. MedSource, a Houston-based clinical research organization, has experienced significant growth in the…

Paul McLaughlin

Brodies LLP announces total of 19 Partner, Managing Associate and Associate promotions

Brodies has promoted corporate lawyer Paul McLaughlin to Partner, bringing the number of Partners at Scotland’s largest law firm to 93. Paul joined Brodies in 2005 and has carried out a wide variety of corporate…

Keith Dinsmore (left) and Andy Lowe

Legal services company Vialex strengthens transaction team with key appointment

Vialex, the Scottish legal services firm, has signalled the expansion of its transactions business with the hire of another corporate lawyer. Andy Lowe, who has been a partner with Maclay, Murray & Spens since 2013,…

Karen Phillips

Balfour+Manson strengthens private client team

Legal firm Balfour+Manson LLP has strengthened its private client team by hiring Partner Karen Phillips from Brodies. Phillips  is a specialist in areas including incapacity law, care and Personal Injury Trusts, which are established to ensure the…

Alasdair Smith and Loren Kelly

New corporate solicitor at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace

North-east legal firm, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has appointed solicitor Loren Kelly to further strengthen its corporate team. Loren’s experience is well-rounded and she’s had exposure to a variety of legal disciplines during her…

From left - Seona Burnett (director legal counsel service), Paul Jarman-Williams (director transaction service), Keith Anderson (chief executive), Allan Reid (head of legal counsel service)

Legal services company Vialex plans expansion south of Border

Vialex, the legal services company has set out plans to expand its existing client base south of the border. The Edinburgh-based practice has doubled in size to a 30-strong team of specialists in two years…

Gill Grassie

Brodies achieves sole Scottish gold ranking in IAM Patent 1000

Brodies is the only Scottish law firm to have achieved a gold ranking in this year’s IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals – a prestigious guide to the leading patent professionals in key…

Viktoria Wahle

Gillespie Macandrew grows its Rural Business team with new appointment

Independent Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Viktoria Wahle as an Associate in its sector-leading Land and Rural Business Team. Viktoria is highly experienced in a wide range of agricultural and rural property matters…

Fir Park

McEwan Fraser Legal to sponsor Motherwell FC for 2017/18 season

McEwan Fraser Legal is to become the main sponsor of Motherwell FC for the 2017/18 season. The legal firm agreed an initial one year partnership which will complement existing club sponsorship agreements with Dundee, Dundee…

Left to right are Colin Henderson and David Campbell of Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern continues growth with private client hire

Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern has recruited private client partner David Campbell from Balfour & Manson. Campbell's arrival marks a further increase in private client expertise at the firm and demonstrates its continued pursuit of…

(L-R) Ross Linn, Jaclyn Russell, David Rennie, Emma Stephen and Bob McDiarmid

Stronachs strengthens with new partner appointments and promotions

Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, has announced the appointment of four new partners through promotion, strengthening its senior team as it responds to positive growth in the economy. The firm, which…

Jack Robertson and Kathleen McClulloch

Thorntons stalwart to retire after five decades

Former Chairman and corporate law specialist Jack Robertson is retiring following a career spanning five decades at law firm Thorntons. Jack, who stepped down from the role of Chairman in November last year, was awarded…

David Rose

New financial year sees 20 lawyers promoted at Maclay Murray & Spens

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), the UK-wide commercial law firm, has announced the promotion of 20 lawyers, including two new partners, as it recognises and rewards the exceptional performance of lawyers across all four…

Amiqus CEO Callum Murray pictured with Group Managing Director Ian Fraser

Award-winning startup provides anti-money laundering capability to search firm

One of Scotland’s leading independent firm of professional searchers has announced a partnership with recent EiE winners Amiqus Resolution to conduct secure anti-money laundering checks online for conveyancing clients as the latest offering for the…

John Joyce and Malcolm McPherson

HBJ Gateley and Addleshaw Goddard merger completion

The merger between international law firm Addleshaw Goddard and Scottish practice HBJ Gateley has completed with new growth opportunities already secured for the combined firm. A driving force behind the merger was the opportunity to…

(L-R) Derek Mitchell, Partner Anderson Anderson Brown, Stuart Petrie, Private Client Tax Senior Manager at Anderson Anderson Brown and Adrian Sangster, National Leasing Director at Aberdein Considine.

Conference to examine “100% tax hike” facing landlords

A special conference is being held in Aberdeen to help landlords facing a 100% tax hike alongside the biggest shake-up of Scotland's letting industry in 30 years. Tax experts from Anderson Anderson Brown LLP and…

(l-r): Scott Milne, Morna Coutts, Craig Nicol, Chris Byrne, Jacqueline Henderson.

Three new partner appointments at Thorntons

Legal firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Dundee and Edinburgh with the appointment of three new partners. Two of the appointments at Thorntons are of existing associates, namely Chris Byrne and Jacqueline Henderson.…

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Estate agent merger leads to Edinburgh Park expansion

Edinburgh based estate agency Coulters has relocated its legal services team to 3 Lochside Way, Edinburgh Park following a recent merger with HBJ Property. This is the second letting at 3 Lochside Way since the…

Mackinnons Cults Office

Mackinnons Solicitors mark twenty successful years in Cults

A leading north-east law firm is marking twenty years in Cults this June as part of its year-long 175th anniversary celebrations. Mackinnons Solicitors opened an office in Cults in 1997 after a growth in business…

Scott Ritchie

Accommodation provider restructures £18.4m HSBC debt

Safestay plc, a provider of premium affordable tourist accommodation in city centre hostels across Europe has restructured its £18.4m debt and refinancing with HSBC. Legal firm Shepherd and Wedderburn acted for the group in this…

Survey reveals one in four businesses unaware data protection shakeup

With just a year to go until the biggest shakeup of data protection law in 20 years, 25% of businesses and organisations in the UK are unaware of the new legislation and almost half have…

Scottish employment law specialist awarded entrepreneurial Lifetime Achievement Award

Employment law specialist Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers has been presented with a WeDO Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Mackay received the award from the Scottish entrepreneur support organisation at their conference in Edinburgh…

Legal Benchmarking Report reveals third year of successive growth across the sector

The latest annual UK Legal Benchmarking Report from Henderson Loggie in conjunction with MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms, reveals a third year of growth across the sector. Overall, firms with…

Shepherd and Wedderburn deal wins IFLR European Award

Legal firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has come out on top of the IFLR European Awards with one of the deals their Banking and Finance team worked on winning the top prize. The Towd Point Mortgage…

Anderson Strathern turnover down 3% to £21m

Turnover at Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern was £21 million for year end 31st August 2016, down 3% against the previous year. In spite of a marginal slowdown in the corporate and commercial property practices…