Three lawyers join expanding firm

Weightmans raids rival for Glasgow practice

WeightmansTop 45 UK firm Weightmans has made a second raid on rival Anderson Strathern to lure three lawyers its expanding Scottish practice.

Partner Douglas Keir and associates Sarah Phillips are joined by Julia McDonald in the growing insurance team in Glasgow.

Together they bring 40 years of legal insurance experience to the firm. Keir headed up the insurance litigation unit at Anderson Strathern.

He said: “We are excited to be joining Weightmans at a time of growth in Scotland for the firm. We look forward to nurturing existing relationships and creating opportunities, with our new Weightmans’ team of experts, in Scotland and throughout the UK.”

In a first wave of recruitment last year, the firm’s Glasgow office recruited insurance partners Pamela Stevenson and Seonaid Busby, along with Douglas Gourlay as a real estate partner, also from Anderson Strathern.  The firm is looking to recruit more this year, adding to insurance, real estate and employment expertise.

Head of insurance, Kieran Jones said: “We are serious about growing our Scotland Insurance practice organically, and in the same way as we have done across our entire business.”

Weightmans opened its Glasgow office in 2013 after the acquisition of part of Semple Fraser.

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