Shoosmiths expands team in Scotland

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 3 Jun 2021
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Janette Speed [square]Shoosmiths, a UK law firm, has announced that seven solicitors and two paralegals have been appointed across several teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Lauren Miller has been appointed as legal director in Glasgow. Miller joined from Shepherd and Wedderburn and adds further expertise in the residential/housebuilder and commercial development space.

Geraint Hughes joins as senior associate in Glasgow. Hughes joins a planning team led by Fraser Mitchell in Edinburgh who joined as partner from Brodies on June 1.  

Mitchell is an experienced planning solicitor who deals with a wide range of planning matters across all sectors. As a former planning consultant he will offer Shoosmiths’s clients invaluable fresh insight into development planning and management issues.

Eilidh Durkin has also joined the firm in Glasgow as an associate in the corporate team led by Edinburgh based partner, Alison Gilson.

Courtney Clelland, an experienced litigation lawyer, returns to Shoosmiths as a senior associate in the dispute resolution and litigation team after several years working in Jersey.

Nina Oliver has been appointed as associate in the real estate team. She was previously with Dentons and will support the UK-wide team from Scotland’s capital.

Grace Watson and Samantha Mackie both join as employment associates in Edinburgh. They will work across a client portfolio overseen by partner, Kim Pattullo.

Alice Gray (planning) and Gillian Todd (real estate) have also been appointed as paralegals in Edinburgh.

Pictured: Janette Speed, partner and head of Shoosmiths in Scotland

Image credit | Shoosmiths