Legal update

PEOPLEDUNDAS & Wilson have confirmed that Donald Shaw will continue as the firm's managing partner, following a ballot of its partnership.

He will assume sole charge of the firm from May, moving away from the shared role he currently operates with Alan Campbell.

• MORTON Fraser has announced the appointment of Lindsay Cartwright as a partner in its employment team. She joins the firm from Maclay Murray & Spens.

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• LEDINGHAM Chalmers has announced the promotion of two of its solicitors to partner in the firm's commercial practice.

Jody Mitchell and David Scott will step up from associate level on 1 April.

• HBJ Gateley Wareing has appointed two financial advisers to strengthen its private client offering. Stephen Hall and Christian Poziemski will operate from the firm's Edinburgh offices.

• BIGGART Baillie has announced a raft of internal promotions across three departments. Jennifer Spence is promoted to partner in the firm's litigation team, while Robin Watt and Steven Jansch are elevated to associate in the property and dispute resolution departments.

• ABERDEEN-based Lili Hunter Consultants has appointed Louise Spark to the role of associate employment lawyer and operations manager.


THE legal needs of family-run businesses will be the subject of a review to be carried out by the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Family Business Association (SFBA).

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The collaboration will examine whether Scotland's law firms are meeting the expectations of family-run enterprises.

The Society has asked members involved in advising such firms to complete an online survey and the SFBA has issued a similar request to its own members.

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Martin Stepek, chief executive of SFBA, said: "Family businesses are of key importance to the economy in Scotland and beyond and it's important that this client group gets the legal advice that is relevant to their distinct model of business and which will help their businesses flourish."

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