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Frame and McCann join CMS as partners

CMS, which last year merged with Dundas & Wilson, has hired partners Shona Frame and Ian McCann, adding further resource to the firm’s growing construction team in Scotland. This marks its fourth high profile appointment in just over a month, as CMS continues to build on its market-leading position.

Ms Frame, a construction disputes specialist, will from MacRoberts. With over 20 years’ experience, she advises on all forms of construction dispute resolution. She has a dual accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in construction and arbitration law.

Mr McCann, who joins from DWF, will operate across the firm’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. He brings more than 10 years’ experience in all aspects of non-contentious construction law.

These appointments are the latest in a series for the firm. Earlier this month, Pieter Bekker joined its international arbitration practice, expanding CMS’ multi-lingual, multi-jurisdictional capabilities in advising corporations, investors, and states in connection with international disputes. Partner Robin Hutchison, who splits his time between the firm’s offices in Edinburgh and London, joined in January from Pinsent Masons. His key remit covers planning and consenting including compulsory purchase, European law and contentious matters, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sector.

Caryn Penley, CMS’ executive partner for Scotland, commented: “Following the firm’s combination in May, we have seen an increase in activity driven by client demand. These significant appointments represent both the domestic and international expertise that we are able to offer our clients, and reinforce our commitment to deliver a first class client service in Scotland.”

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