New partner in Morton Fraser’s corporate team

Paul Geoghegan

Paul Geoghegan has been promoted to the position of partner within Morton Fraser’s corporate law team.

Geoghegan’s appointment, effective from 1 May, exemplifies Morton Fraser’s commitment to “home grown” talent as he joined the firm as a trainee in 2006. Morton Fraser holds one of the highest home grown talent rates in Scotland with almost 20 percent of its 44 partners joining as trainees.

Mr Geoghegan has built a strong reputation within the corporate law sector in Scotland and his work focuses on a number of areas including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, Scottish limited partnerships and charity law. He is also a key member of Morton Fraser’s sports law team, and a director and trustee of Linlithgow Community Development Trust.

The appointment coincides with the retirement of Morton Fraser’s long-standing partner Joyce White, who is stepping down at the end of April. Ms White has been instrumental in establishing the reputation of Morton Fraser within the corporate law market in Glasgow.

Mr Geoghegan said: “It’s a great honour to be appointed as a partner at Morton Fraser, especially as I have been with the firm for my whole career, having started as a trainee. My key aim is to build upon the strong foundations which Joyce and her team have built here in Glasgow and to ensure that we continue to provide our corporate law clients with an excellent service.”

Chris Harte, chief executive of Morton Fraser, added that Paul’s background and experience made him a clear choice: “Paul’s promotion to partner is very well deserved, and a testament to his commitment to the firm over the past 11 years.”