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Gavin Buchan joins the commercial property team at law firm Lindsays
Gavin Buchan joins the commercial property team at law firm Lindsays
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Gavin Buchan joins law firm Lindsays as a partner in the commercial property team based in Edinburgh.

Buchan is a commercial property and banking expert who has experience of advising both borrowers and lenders in relation to general corporate banking transactions, acquisition finance, social housing finance, healthcare finance and corporate restructurings.

Christine O’Neill has been unanimously re-elected by her partners to serve a second consecutive term as chairman of legal heavyweight Brodies. First elected to the position in 2013, O’Neill, one of Scotland’s leading litigation and public law lawyers, will chair Brodies’ board and partnership and work with managing partner Bill Drummond to guide the firm through the next three years.

Inspiring Scotland, the venture philanthropy firm, has appointed Gary Le Sueur of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) to its board. Le Sueur is a founding partner of SEP and leads the firm’s clean energy and infrastructure investments.

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Scottish law firm Thorntons has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new chief operations officer. Helen Archibald, highly experienced in general management as well as HR and organisational development, has joined Thorntons after more than seven years as assistant principal at Dundee and Angus College. She will take responsibility for translating the firm’s business aims, objectives and strategy into operations which enable “outstanding organisational performance”.

Grant Thornton has appointed James Chadwick as partner in the Scottish practice, as the accountancy, financial and business adviser drives forward its growth strategy in Scotland. He will continue in his role as Grant Thornton’s head of food & drink for Scotland while also remaining as leader of the firm’s 60-strong audit practice in Scotland.