Linda Urquhart

Linda Urquhart OBE Retires as Morton Fraser Chair

Linda Urquhart OBE has announced her retirement from Morton Fraser LLP after 33 years. She will be replaced as Chair of Morton Fraser by...
Amy McKay

Balfour+Manson strengthens Aberdeen office

Legal firm Balfour+Manson has strengthened its team in north east Scotland with the appointment of Amy McKay as an Associate within its Aberdeen office. Ms...
(left to right): Journalist and broadcaster Alastair Stewart (awards host), Clare Munro (Brodies), Brodies’ Managing Partner Bill Drummond, Stephen Goldie (Brodies), Nick Scott (Brodies), Lorna Jack (chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland), Mark Stewart (Brodies)

Brodies named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at Legal Business Awards

Brodies LLP has been named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards in London - the second time that...
Pauline Hogg - Managing Partner of Condies Accountants and Advisors

Condies announces appointment of Pauline Hogg as Managing Partner

Condies Accountants and Advisors has announced the appointment of Pauline Hogg as the firm’s new Managing Partner. After qualifying as a chartered accountant with a...

Pinsent Masons to launch Vario in Australia

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to launch its flexible legal resourcing hub, Vario, in Australia later this year. Australia will be Vario's...
Jennifer Young

Raft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has made seven promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling offices. In line with its focus on steady, sustainable growth,...
Margaret Meehan

Burness Paull promotes new pensions partner

Scottish law firm Burness Paull has promoted Margaret Meehan to partner in its pensions team. Margaret joined Burness Paull in 1993 and has more than...
Christine Yuill

Pinsent Masons announces 2017 partner promotions

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 16 individuals to its partnership, including Glasgow-based tax specialist Christine Yuill. Eighty per cent of...
BMK Partners Rosina Dolan (Private Client), and Iain Dunn (Commercial Property) with WJM Chief Executive, Liam Entwistle

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie and BMK Wilson to merge

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) is further expanding its services in Scotland by merging with BMK Wilson with effect from 29th May 2017. The...
Jane Merson and Ian Angus

Associate promotions at Aberdeen law firm

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has promoted Jane Merson and Ian Angus to Associate Solicitors within the firm. Ian joined the firm in 2015 and...
Gill Grassie, Head of IP Dispute Resolution at Brodies

Brodies wins Scotland IP Firm of the Year award for fourth consecutive year

Brodies LLP has been named Scotland IP Firm of the Year at the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards in London for the fourth...

Marks and Clerk wins top legal award at glittering London event

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has been named Scottish Prosecution Firm of the Year at a prestigious industry awards night. The firm – which...
(L-R) Nicky Clemence, John Sinclair

Burness Paull boosts property team with two senior appointments

Scottish law firm, Burness Paull has strengthened its property team with two key senior appointments. Nicky Clemence joins as partner and will work with the...
Fiona Morton

Gillespie Macandrew announces new Non-Executive Chair

Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew LLP, has announced a major management change with the appointment of a non-lawyer as its new Non-Executive Chair. The Edinburgh-based...
Michael Stoneham

Brodies survey reveals support for infrastructure bond to help fund public projects

The Scottish Government should use new borrowing powers to create an infrastructure bond to encourage private sector investment in Scotland’s transport network and other...
Donald Reid on left with David Adie

Glasgow law firms Adie Hunter and Mitchells Roberton to merge

Glasgow-based Mitchells Roberton, which can trace its involvement in Scottish legal affairs back to the 1700s is to merge with the firm of Adie...
Chris West

Gillespie Macandrew fee income up 10% to £11.36m

Scottish Law firm, Gillespie Macandrew LLP, has reported an unaudited record £11.36m in feeing for the year to 28 February 2017. The increase in...
Leigh Herd

New role for Shepherd and Wedderburn Construction disputes specialist

Leigh Herd, construction disputes solicitor at UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has been confirmed as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Scottish Branch...
Simon Williams

Simon Williams joins Gillespie Macandrew as Legal Director

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its Energy, Natural Resources and Strategic Land team with the recruitment of Legal Director Simon Williams. Simon is...
Fraser Gillies

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie appoints new managing partner

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) has appointed Fraser Gillies as the firm’s next Managing Partner from the 1st April 2017. Fraser will succeed Liam...
(L-R) are: Thomas Lillie, Partner, Aberdein Consdine, Gillian Crotty, Partner, Wilson Nesbitt, Rob Aberdein, Partner, Aberdein Considine and Matt Wightman, Partner, Aberdein Considine.

Aberdein Considine signs UK-wide collaboration deal

Aberdein Considine has agreed a deal which will allow it to offer legal services across the entire United Kingdom for the first time. The Scottish-headquartered...
Glen Gilson

Gilson Gray Set to double Edinburgh office size

Legal firm Gilson Gray has doubled the capacity of its centrally located Edinburgh office after rapid growth in its first three years. The firm, based...
Eric Gilligan

Maybe baby: UK maternity rights post-Brexit

Eric Gilligan, partner, Head of Employment, Stronachs LLP. The European Union has been a major source of the development of workers’ rights in UK employment...
Fraser Nicol

Scott-Moncrieff strengthens business technology arm with new partner

As part of a significant investment in its business technology consulting (BTC) practice, business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as Partner...
Laura Youngson

New branch principal appointed at Raeburn Christie Inverurie

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has appointed Laura Youngson as branch principal at their Inverurie office. Laura joined the firm in 2014 and specialises in...

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Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...