Morton Fraser appoints two new senior associates

Melanie Schwindt (left) and Sarah Gilzean

Melanie Schwindt and Sarah Gilzean have been appointed senior associates at Morton Fraser.

Ms Schwindt, dual qualified in English and Scots law, joins Morton Fraser’s corporate practice from MBM Commercial. She has specific expertise in advising start-ups and spin-outs, and in securing both venture capital and angel investment. As such she is set to be involved in supporting Morton Fraser’s ongoing sponsorship of the Converge Challenge, which works to nurture entrepreneurs through a development programme and company creation competition. Her appointment brings the total number of dual qualified lawyers at Morton Fraser to 14.

Ms Gilzean joins the employment law team. She has extensive knowledge of discrimination and equal pay matters, having previously worked for HBJ Gateley (now Addleshaw Goddard) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

She has acted in several high profile discrimination cases and her experience brings further strength in depth to one of the leading employment teams in Scotland.

Chris Harte, chief executive of Morton Fraser said: “We welcome both Melanie and Sarah to the Morton Fraser team. We’re an independent firm that prides itself on employing the very best talent and giving clear advice to our clients. Both Sarah and Melanie are welcome additions and will be an asset to their teams.”