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Law firm on the move

Phillips becomes partner at Thorntons

Thorntons solicitors has hired Chris Phillips as a partner and member of the employment law team ahead of its relocation later this year.

Mr Phillips, who first became partner at Mackay Simon in 2000, is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Scottish Discrimination Lawyers Association and has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an employment law specialist since 2005.

In addition to his role with Thorntons, he is chairman of Fife College Foundation and an external examiner in employment Law for the University of Dundee.

The firm will be moving from its base in Melville Street, Edinburgh, to larger offices in Citypoint, Haymarket.

Colin Graham, chairman of Thorntons, said: “This move is significant for us and is a consequence of our growth over the last five years.”

Thorntons opened in Edinburgh in 2004 with a team of three and now has more than 50 people.

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