Law firm Burness Paull has bolstered its technology practice with the addition of a partner who counts the likes of Skyscanner and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe among his clients.
Callum Sinclair, who joins the firm’s Glasgow office today, will lead the technology sector group and will also take over as head of the firm’s commercial division. The head of technology position is a newly created role.
As head of commercial, he replaces David Goodbrand, who has successfully led the team for the past ten years and will work with Sinclair in driving it forward.
Burness Paull chairman Philip Rodney said: “Our view is that the technology sector is where we will see substantial growth in the Scottish economy over the next five years. It’s also an area where our international client base has an increasing requirement for top-tier support.
“We’re investing heavily in that and wanted the very best person to bring their energy and imagination to the firm. That’s why we’ve brought Callum in.”
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Housebuilder Barratt Homes has appointed a new sales director for west Scotland. Estelle Sykes brings with her over 22 years’ property experience. She will be responsible for 48 full and part-time staff.
She said: “This is it for me. It’s what I have always wanted to do. My career in property started with Barratt Homes West Scotland over two decades ago as a sales administrator and when I left the company briefly 12 years ago, I told my then boss that I would be back one day as sales director and here I am.”
Edinburgh-based commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers has appointed commercial property specialist Jim Warnock as a consultant. Chalmers specialises in the sale and purchase of investment property as well as financing and leasing for major institutions and large private investors.
The firm also announced the internal promotion of Lizzy Enayati and Louise Jones to the role of associate. Enayati joined the firm in June 2014 and Jones joined as a trainee solicitor in 2008.
Andrew Chalmers, managing partner at Davidson Chalmers, said: “The appointment of Jim Warnock as a consultant and these well-deserved internal promotions recognise the excellence and quality of our lawyers and confirm our commitment to provide clients with the very best commercial property advice and service.”