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Senior team strengthened

Law firm Brodies adds three partners

Drysdale GrahamBrodies has appointed three partners for infrastructure projects, real estate finance and corporate and personal tax.

Heather Thompson is a trust and tax specialist. She is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Trust and Succession Law Reform Sub Committee and STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families.

Ms Thompson trained at Berwin Leighton in the City of London, where she qualified into the corporate tax team before returning to work in Scotland in 1987. She joins Brodies on 3 April and will be based in the Edinburgh office, working across the firm’s corporate and personal tax teams.

Drysdale Graham (pictured) specialises in social and economic infrastructure projects. During his career spanning more than 30 years, he has worked closely on some of the highest-profile PFI, PPP and NPD-funded projects in the UK, most recently the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Aberdeen Harbour Expansion projects.

Mr Graham joins on 1 May, having established and grown the Scottish projects practice of a London-headquartered firm. He previously worked in the corporate finance department of City of London law firm Freshfields. He joins Brodies’ energy & infrastructure team and will be based primarily in its Edinburgh office.

Chris Dun specialises in investment and development property finance, property investment trusts, social housing finance, education finance and securitisation and bond issues. Mr Dun’s appears in the Legal 500 ranking and is also ranked for his work on social housing in Scotland.  The independent legal directory Chambers & Partners commends him.

Mr Dun joins in the summer, and will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office.

Bill Drummond, managing partner, said: “We are pleased that lawyers of the calibre of Heather, Drysdale and Chris, each of whom is qualified in both Scotland and England & Wales, will be sharing their considerable expertise with our clients.”

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