Seven partner promotions at Law firm

11/06/2024
Left to Right: Annabelle Gow, Lewis Hendry, Martin Darroch (chief executive), Ashley Fleming, Catriona Kemp, Professor Lorne Crerar CBE FRSE (chairman), Amy Mackenzie, Calum Gee and Andrew Kerr

LAW firm Harper Macleod has promoted 35 lawyers, including seven new partners and seven senior associates, across a wide range of practice areas and locations.

The seven new partners are:

  • Amy Mackenzie – Corporate, Commercial and Regulatory (Glasgow)
  • Andrew Kerr – Commercial Property (Inverness)
  • Annabelle Gow – Private Client (Elgin)
  • Ashley Fleming – Immigration (Glasgow)
  • Calum Gee – Dispute Resolution (Edinburgh)
  • Catriona Kemp – Public Sector Real Estate, RSLs & Infrastructure (Edinburgh)
  • Lewis Hendry – Renewable Energy (Glasgow)

The seven new senior associates are:

  • Adam de Ste Croix – Dispute Resolution (Glasgow)
  • Christina Wason – Personal Injury and Reparation (Glasgow)
  • Grant Hassan – Family (Inverness)
  • Kate Gillies – HM Connect (Glasgow)
  • Laura Ann Sheridan – Personal Injury and Reparation (Glasgow)
  • Laura Meldrum – HM Connect (Glasgow)
  • Lyndsay McMahon – Debt and Asset Recovery (Glasgow)

In addition, a further 10 colleagues have been promoted to associate, and 11 to senior solicitor, bringing the total number of promotions to 35, which represents 18% of the total qualified client advisory roles at the firm.

Professor Lorne D Crerar CBE FRSE, Harper Macleod chairman and founding partner, said: “It is a tremendous privilege to provide colleagues with the opportunity to develop their legal careers at Harper Macleod, and that these professionals choose to advance their careers with our business.

“It’s also encouraging to see the promotions across our north of Scotland team. This year, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary of opening our doors in Inverness, and we’re seeing colleagues from across the Highlands, Islands and Moray setting new standards for themselves and their clients.

Martin Darroch, Harper Macleod chief executive, said: “We set out to be judged on our actions. These promotions perfectly illustrate our commitment to be a place of opportunity whether you are starting or developing a legal career, or the important business support roles across Harper Macleod.

“In the last year, our headcount grew by 10%, we’ve invested in talent with the highest number of trainees we’ve ever had at 37, and continued to support the Modern Apprenticeship programme. This is because of the opportunities we’re creating for ourselves and a commitment to deliver to the highest standards our clients expect of us, and we expect of each other.”

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