Scottish law firm Stronachs has beefed up its senior team, with promotions in both Aberdeen and Inverness, in response to “positive growth” in the economy.
The Granite City-based practice said it four of its senior associates had become partners, having built their careers in the business.
Three of them are based in the firm’s Aberdeen office. They are private client specialist Jaclyn Russell, dispute resolution expert Bob McDiarmid and commercial property-focused Emma Stephen, who is due to return from maternity leave on September 1.
In Inverness, corporate and commercial lawyer Ross Linn has also become a partner.
Stronachs, one of the largest independent law firms headquartered in the north-east, now has 19 partners and about 90 lawyers and support staff between its offices in Aberdeen and Inverness.
Managing partner David Rennie said: “After more than two years of ongoing adjustment due to the lower oil price, we are starting to see positive movement in the economy.
“Against that background, these appointments recognise our vision for the future of the firm which will be realised through the achievements of the talented lawyers we have at our disposal.
“Ross, Jaclyn, Bob and Emma each have a vital role to play in leading our service offering to key clients, while offering counsel and support to the generation following them on the career ladder.”
He added: “Corporate and private clients continue to require support in managing their company and personal affairs as the economy recovers, while the commercial property landscape offers an ongoing challenge to owners and occupiers looking to secure the best deal during what have been trying times.
“Dispute and employment law, which share a number of common threads, never stand still and the need to stay abreast of change while protecting our clients’ businesses and people ensure those teams have a continuous flow of work from all sectors.”
With a legal heritage stretching back more than 150 years, Stronachs provides legal services to private and commercial clients in all sectors including the rural economy, banking, energy, residential and commercial property and construction across Scotland, other parts of the UK and internationally.