James MacKinnon and John Di Paola join Aberdein Considine

John Di Paola and James MacKinnon

Aberdein Considine has made appointments to both its private client and banking litigation teams.

James MacKinnon has joined the firm as partner and head of private client in Edinburgh. He was previously legal director at Gillespie Macandrew.

Mr MacKinnon has almost 15 years’ experience providing advice on wills, powers of attorney and the administration of executries and trusts.

Jacqueline Law, managing partner, Aberdein Considine said: “James is one of the foremost experts in his field, and his knowledge and experience is highly regarded.

“He will be a huge asset to both the firm and our clients and we’re delighted to have him join our existing private client team.”

The firm has also appointed John Di Paola – as an associate in the banking litigation team.

He joins the firm’s lender services practice group from Ascent Performance Group

He will be based at Aberdeen Considine’s flagship Waterloo Street office in Glasgow and brings with him extensive experience in litigation.

Myra Scott, head of the lender services practice group at Aberdein Considine said: “We’re delighted to have someone of John’s calibre and expertise joining the team as an associate. He will be a great asset as we continue to support our clients in a continually changing and complex area of the law.”