CMS unveils Scottish partners among global promotions

Kate Darracott

Law firm CMS has announced that five Scottish staff have become partners in the latest round of international appointments. 

The Scottish promotions are: Bruce Harvie and Kate Darracott (pictured) from the corporate team and fellow Edinburgh-based colleagues, Kirsty Nurse from the finance team and Will Anderson from the litigation & arbitration practice.

Also promoted to partner level is Rosalind Morgan from the Aberdeen environment, health & safety team. 

Altogether there are 60 new partners, representing the firm’s largest-ever global promotions round.

CMS has implemented a number of measures to support the progression and inclusivity, including: a hybrid working environment, mentoring programmes, and a technology-led work allocation system. 

Allan Wernham, Scotland managing director at CMS, said: “These promotions are part of CMS’s wider commitment to developing its people and driving further growth for the firm in Scotland.”

TLT appoints immigration specialist

Joanne Hennessy, a business immigration specialist, has been appointed partner in the firm’s Glasgow office. 

Ms Hennessy, who joins from Pinsent Masons, joins TLT from Pinsent Masons to lead a multi-jurisdictional team across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She will manage a team of six immigration lawyers including former colleague Hannah Eades, who moved to TLT as senior associate from the same firm in February.

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