Michael Walker to be next SCCRC chief executive

Michael Walker will be the next chief executive of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).

Published 11 May 2021

Morton Fraser names Jenny Dickson as chairman

Independent law firm Morton Fraser has announced the appointment of Jenny Dickson as its new chairman, succeeding Maggie Moodie.

Published 10 May 2021

European Commission appoints first religious freedom envoy in two years

The European Commission has filled a post promoting religious freedom that has lain vacant for two years.

Published 7 May 2021

Brian Moore named head of Dentons’ corporate law division

Edinburgh-based Dentons partner Brian Moore has been named as divisional leader for corporate at the firm, covering the practice’s operations across the UK and Ireland.

Published 6 May 2021

TLT announces promotions in Scotland

TLT has announced the promotion of five lawyers to partner, including Glasgow-based financial services disputes lawyer Louise Chopra, effective 1 May 2021. Ms Chopra specialises in complex banking disputes and commercial contractual disputes.

Published 6 May 2021

Dame Elish Angiolini named new chair of Reprieve board

Former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini has been appointed as the new chair of Reprieve’s board of trustees.

Published 5 May 2021

Andy Knox appointed national legal services manager at Shelter Scotland

Andy Knox has been appointed national legal services manager at Shelter Scotland.

Published 5 May 2021

Moir and Sweeney Litigation to represent CRER in Sheku Bayoh Inquiry

Moir and Sweeney Litigation will be representing CRER (Coalition for Racial and Equality Rights) in the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry.

Published 5 May 2021

Law firm gunnercooke launches in Scotland

Law firm gunnercooke has announced its launch in Scotland, with new offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with Simon Etchells as its first appointment at the new Scottish practice: gunnercooke SCO LLP.

Published 5 May 2021

Nine-partner boost for Brodies

Brodies LLP has welcomed nine new partners, among whom are four internal promotees and five lateral hires.

Published 4 May 2021

Gary Baines made partner at MacRoberts

MacRoberts has promoted Gary Baines to the partnership.

Published 4 May 2021

Jones Whyte saves jobs with acquisition of 168-year-old McCLure Solicitors

The goodwill, work-in-progress and certain assets of historic Scottish law firm McClure Solicitors have been acquired by Jones Whyte LLP.

Published 30 April 2021

Nicola Rylatt appointed principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre

Nicola Rylatt has been appointed principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre, a legal practice based in Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau that works in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureaux across North Lanarkshire.

Published 30 April 2021

Linsey Barclay-Smith joins Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern has hired rural partner Linsey Barclay-Smith from Morton Fraser.

Published 29 April 2021

Sarah McWhirter promoted to principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon

Sarah McWhirter has been promoted to principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

Published 27 April 2021