THE Edinburgh office of legal firm Balfour+Manson has added two new associates – one each to its Employment and Commercial Property Teams.
Russell Eadie joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the Employment team. He arrives at Balfour+Manson having worked in employment law for over 25 years. A former Partner with Morisons LLP, and having recently worked at Dentons, Russell brings strong expertise in both Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal litigation to the firm.
Russell also worked as a Senior Solicitor within the Professional Practice Team at the Law Society of Scotland.
Meanwhile, whilst Balfour + Manson Commercial Law Partner Stephanie Zak takes maternity leave, her role will be covered by newly hired Senior Associate Stephanie Nichol. She will remain with the firm when Stephanie Zak returns.
Stephanie Nichol joins Balfour+Manson from Dentons where she was a Senior Associate. Stephanie brings with her a solid track record of high-level real estate experience across all sectors. She has worked at a senior level within national and international private practice law firms, as well as providing consultancy work including public sector in-house experience. Her 20 years’ experience includes a spell working in the real estate team at Morton Fraser before widening her legal experience at Davidson Chalmers, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Harper Macleod, and Eversheds.
Elaine Motion, Chairman of Balfour + Manson said: “We have hired two very talented legal professionals to further strengthen two of our busiest teams. Having amassed well over 40 years’ experience between them, our clients will be assured that we strive for continual excellence in seeking out the very best people with the most appropriate skills sets. Both Russell and Stephanie will be an asset to the employment law and commercial teams, and I wholeheartedly welcome them aboard.”
Balfour+Manson, which has 23 Partners and 88 staff across its office in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, has already hired 10 new lawyers and promoted 6 more in 2021, the firm also retained three second year trainees as newly qualified solicitors.