Accountant and business adviser Johnston Carmichael has appointed one of the UK’s top business recovery practitioners to its restructuring team.
With 34 years of corporate recovery experience, Bryan Jackson has successfully led the formal insolvency appointment for six football clubs in Scotland – most recently Heart of Midlothian – and one in England, all of which continue to operate.
His corporate restructuring portfolio extends to a much wider range of sectors including retail where he handled high profile administrations for the likes of the Gadget Shop and USC. He joins Johnston Carmichael as a consultant and will be based out of the firm’s Glasgow office, managing a Scotland-wide remit as a key figure within the restructuring team.
Legal firm Burness Paull has further strengthened its oil and gas expertise by hiring a senior lawyer with significant experience in the offshore industry.
Peter Lunny joins the dispute resolution team as a consultant after seven years with Technip UK, latterly as vice president heading up the legal team in the North Sea region. He previously worked for four years for BP Exploration in Aberdeen and before that, for BP Shipping in London.
Philip Rodney, chairman of Burness Paull, said: “Peter’s background in dispute resolution in the oil and gas and shipping industry – and his technical expertise – make him an excellent addition to our Aberdeen team.” Over at legal sector peer Morton Fraser there is a new private client partner to strengthen its growing team.
Graham Scott joined the firm earlier this month from Aberdein Considine where he was a partner and head of private client. With more than 20 years’ experience, he is an expert in trust and estate planning.
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has appointed George Walker, an industry veteran in the financial and healthcare sectors, as a non-executive director on its main board. He will bring “significant international experience” having worked in North America and Asia.