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New financial year sees 20 lawyers promoted at Maclay Murray & Spens

Posted: 5th June 2017

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), the UK-wide commercial law firm, has announced the promotion of 20 lawyers, including two new partners, as it recognises and rewards the exceptional performance of lawyers across all four of the firm’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

The promotions, which coincide with the start of the firm’s new financial year, see two lawyers promoted into the partnership, two new directors, 11 new associates and five solicitors moving up to senior level.

James Wilson becomes a partner in the banking and finance practice in Edinburgh, while commercial property specialist David Rose has been promoted to partner in the property practice in Aberdeen.

Kenneth Shand, chief executive of MMS, said: “The promotions underscore the continued growth of key practice areas across the firm and reflect the breadth and depth of experience of our talented lawyers, who have demonstrated their dedication to our clients. It also reinforces our commitment to rewarding the exceptional performance of our home-grown lawyers.”

The following promotions came into effect on 1 June:


James Wilson, Banking & Finance, Edinburgh
David Rose, Property, Aberdeen


Mark Stewart, Corporate, London
Lyndsey O’Connor, Property, London


Anna Crosby, Banking & Finance, Aberdeen
Roisin Forde, Banking & Finance, London
Ferky Azib, Commercial Dispute Resolution, London
Sarah McCormick, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Edinburgh
Linzi Hedalen, Construction & Engineering (Contentious), Edinburgh
Sophie Applewhite, Employment, Pensions & Immigration, London
Jennifer Connolly, Private Client & Charities, Glasgow
Donna Bryson, Property, Glasgow
Jayne Ferguson, Property, Glasgow
Tom Hepburn, Property, Glasgow
Fiona McDonald, Housing & Care, London

Senior Solicitor

Nicola Watson, Banking & Finance, Aberdeen
Susan Currie, Capital Projects, Edinburgh
James Todd, Capital Projects, Edinburgh
Jamie Dunne, EU, Competition & Regulatory, Edinburgh
Iain Smith, Property, Glasgow

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