Brodies promotions and appointments adds eight new partners

Karren Smith, Brodies partner

SCOTTISH law firm, Brodies LLP, announces eight new partners in its latest round of promotions and appointments. 

Kate McLeish and Karren Smith become partners in real estate, Andy Nolan is made up to partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial practice.

Banking lawyer, Jack Moir, solicitor advocate, Niall McLean, family lawyer, Jennifer Wilkie and litigator, Jared Oyston also become partners in their respective fields.

Along with her promotion to partner, Karren Smith will also take on a leading role working in Brodies’ Dingwall office, which serves clients based in the Highlands and Islands.

Karren said:  “The Highlands have been my home for more than 10 years now, and in that time I’ve built relationships with clients across a range of sectors.

“In listening to our clients we know that, whether they are businesses or individuals, they value our local knowledge and understanding of their lives and the sectors in which they operate. I’m looking forward to working with our colleagues in Dingwall, meeting more of our clients in the region and supporting them with their future plans.”

Joining the seven newly promoted partners is lateral hire, Carly Forrest. Carly is appointed as a partner in Brodies’ insurance and risk practice and will also join Advocacy by Brodies – the firm’s growing set of solicitor advocates.

In addition, Brodies has promoted eight colleagues to the role of senior associate, and 21 colleagues to associate. These include four promotions in Brodies’ Aberdeen office; real estate specialist Jenna McCosh is promoted to senior associate, while oil & gas lawyer Lucie Hassell, and family lawyers Rachael Noble and Garry Sturrock are promoted to associate.

The firm has also appointed 12 newly qualified lawyers who will start their roles in July.

Nick Scott, Brodies managing partner, said: “It goes without saying that recent times will test the strategies of all businesses.  We remain confident in our own and, in maintaining our focus and listening to our clients, we have with these latest promotions, and the addition of quality lawyers in Carly, Bob and Ken to our partnership, been able to deliver against that strategy.

“We wish all those joining our firm, or beginning new roles, all the best in their careers at Brodies.”

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