Biggest list in firm's history
42 promotions announced by Harper Macleod
It has elevated 42 solicitors in the firm, including two new partners – Jo Nisbet (pictured far left) and Limor Wolfe (also pictured) in the firm’s corporate and real estate teams respectively – who take the firm’s partner count to 66.
The promotion round comes after Harper Macleod conducted a review of its legal grade structure, which saw the introduction of two additional levels to its existing structure – Senior Solicitor and Senior Associate – complementing the traditional Solicitor, Associate and Partner levels.
The promotions include lawyers from across the firm’s main offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Lerwick, and across all sectors of work with two-thirds of the lawyers promoted being female.
The 21 lawyers making the move up to Senior Associate are: Amy Dickson, Marina Harper (Personal Injury & Reparation), Amy Walsh (HM Connect), Andrew Fraser, Craig Ramsay, Lesley Wisely (Corporate), Andrew Mackenzie, Andrew Upton (Dispute Resolution), Catriona Kemp (Infrastructure & Projects), Collette Miller, Elizabeth Macgregor, Jill Fryer, Stephanie Nicol (Public Sector), Fiona McLeod, Natalie Dissake (Debt Recovery), Kathryn Black, Paul Greenhill (Real Estate & Construction), Lindsay MacEwen, Susie Cowan (Private Client), Lynne Stevenson (Energy & Natural Resources), and Scott Milligan (Employment).
There are seven new Associates: Amy Mackenzie, Paul Macdonald (Corporate), Jenni Gear (Family), Kelly Sleight (Public Sector), Lewis Hendry, Tom Gray (Energy & Natural Resources) and Nicky-Ray Watson (Insolvency).
Twelve step up to the new Senior Solicitor level: Keri Preece (Debt Recovery), Louise Torr, Craig Daniels, Fiona Strang (Corporate), Riccardo Matteo (Banking & Finance), Alastair Johnston (Dispute Resolution), Ann Gallagher (Energy & Natural Resources), Jane Whyte, Leigh Beirne, Sarah Stewart (Private Client), Jennifer Murphy (Public Sector) and Rory Byrom (Employment).
Professor Lorne Crerar, chairman, said: “Many of our current partners have developed through our own ranks over the years. It is something we place enormous importance on and I’m delighted to note that 12 of the current promotions completed their traineeships with the firm”
Martin Darroch, chief executive, added: “The scope and diversity of tasks our lawyers perform are constantly evolving and it is of utmost importance that we offer the right level of progression for our people.”