Donald Reid is stepping down as chairman and partner, in what the organisation says marks an initial move towards retirement and after a “long and distinguished” career focused on property law.
He was appointed chairman of the historic firm in 1997, and will remain as a consultant and as dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.
Taking his place is managing partner Morag Inglis, who has been with Mitchells Roberton throughout her entire career and was appointed its first female partner in 1993. The changes take effect on April 1.
Ms Inglis said: “I have a hard act to follow as chair: Donald has been an outstanding leader of the firm, and I hope to build on his legacy in taking Mitchells Roberton into a new era that I believe will be fruitful both for our clients and our staff.
“I am delighted also that Professor Roderick Paisley is joining Mitchells Roberton as consultant. As professor of Scots law at the University of Aberdeen, he is a specialist in the law of property, conveyancing, succession, and trusts.
“In my role as managing partner I have had huge support from Mark McGorm as partnership director so I am delighted that he and I will continue to work together in the development and management of Mitchells Roberton.”
As of 1 April, the partner head count at the firm will be 12, supported by 65 team members.