Entrepreneur and philanthropist to join Ledingham Chalmers as partner later this year

JP Campbell, Ledingham Chalmers

WELL-known private client lawyer JP Campbell will join Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers in Inverness later this year as part of its growth plans.

Joining from another legal practice in the city, the University of Edinburgh graduate is tasked with expanding the firm’s private client offering in the north of Scotland. He specialises in business succession, estate planning, executry administration, asset protection, trusts and supporting adults with incapacity.

He’s also director of the Highland Field Sports Fair, and is a co-founder and trustee of One Feeds Two. This charity teams up with restaurants and other food companies to donate, for every meal they sell, a school meal to a child living in poverty.

Recently, Ledingham Chalmers has been recruiting for 11 posts in Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling, on top of eight new starts since January 2021. The firm has also made offers to nine trainees: five for 2021 and four in 2022.

The latest vacancies include an associate, solicitor and paralegal in Inverness, a paralegal in the central belt, and seven posts in Aberdeen across the estate agency, private client, corporate and business support teams.

Managing partner, Jennifer Young, said: “We often talk about sustainable growth being central to our strategy, and JP’s appointment and the other posts we’re filling perfectly illustrate that approach.

“Not only does JP bring with him an exceptional legal background, most recently in the private client discipline, but his involvement with One Feeds Two aligns completely with our own active involvement in the third sector.”

This is the second, senior growth-focused appointment for the firm in Inverness in just over a year.

Last April, partner Gary Webster joined and was tasked with expanding the rural team’s geographic reach into Moray and the north of Scotland.

Mrs Young added: “Our focus is very much on the long haul: ensuring we continue to have the right people in the right place to deliver what we know is a valuable service for clients. Looking ahead, while we know challenges remain following the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty of work to be done and growing optimism in what lies ahead.”

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