Promotions at law firm
Six new Brodies partners in Edinburgh and Aberdeen
New partners: Top, left to right: Rhona McFarlane, Leigh Gould, Fiona Herrell; Bottom (L-R) Lucy McCann, Chris Duff, Graeme Leith
Law firm Brodies has unveiled six new partners and reported a 6% growth in its payroll over the last 12 months.
Aberdeen-based Leigh Gould, Rhona McFarlane and Fiona Herrell step up to partner in their respective areas of personal and family, corporate and commercial (oil & gas) and employment while in Edinburgh Lucy McCann and Chris Duff become partners in litigation and Graeme Leith is assumed as partner in real estate.
Growth in Brodies’ dedicated oil & gas team has also continued with Laura Petrie, who will be based in Aberdeen, joining the firm as legal director.
These latest appointments come as Brodies sees a rise in staffing to 688, including 102 partners, from 645 in the previous year.
Brodies’ managing partner, Nick Scott, said: “Our new partners have each demonstrated exemplary levels of commitment to our clients and colleagues, and that is recognised today. I look forward to supporting them in their new roles as they continue to develop their careers here at Brodies.”
In addition to the partner promotions and new appointments, Brodies has confirmed that 23 senior solicitors have been promoted to associate. The firm has also retained 11 of its trainees as newly qualified lawyers and recruitment is on-going to appoint a further 22 to join the firm in the autumn.