Senior promotions at DLA Piper Scotland

04/07/2023
Linzi Penman and Sarah Letson (DLA Piper)

LAW FIRM DLA Piper Scotland has bolstered its senior ranks with promotions from its Edinburgh office, as it continues to grow across key market sectors.

Sarah Letson, Finance, Projects and Restructuring and Linzi Penman, Intellectual Property and Technology have been promoted to partner.

Sarah, who joined DLA Piper’s London office in 2011 and moved to Edinburgh in 2019, is experienced in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency. She acts for a variety of stakeholders including banks, funds and office-holders in respect of domestic and international financial restructurings.

Linzi has been with the firm since 2015, focusing on advising international private and public companies on matters relating to IT, commercial and data protection issues, with a particular focus on the Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Retail, Media and Entertainment sectors.

In addition, Euan Bruce (Employment) and Patrick Fulton (Litigation and Regulatory) have also been promoted to legal director, alongside senior associate promotions, Laura Maclennan (Intellectual Property and Technology) and Thomas Carr (Real Estate). 

Sarah and Linzi’s promotions come on the back of a number of other recent lateral partner hires.  Stuart Murdoch, Litigation and Regulatory, Allan Leal, Banking and Finance, Finlay Campbell, Real Estate and Naomi Pryde, Litigation and Regulatory have all recently joined the DLA Piper Scotland partnership.

Simon Rae, DLA Piper’s managing partner in Scotland, said:

“Congratulations to our new partners, legal directors and senior associates – these promotions recognise their hard work and dedication over a number of years. We are confident that they will continue to go from strength to strength on the global platform that DLA Piper provides.

“These promotions align with our strategy and commitment to continue to grow our presence in Scotland, through both organic growth and attracting market leading talent across all key areas. Nurturing and developing our talent are key to this strategy and we will continue to make significant investment in all of our people to ensure they achieve their full potential with us.”

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