Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms and Legal Adviser to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has announced eight new promotions, including two new Partners, as part of its strategy for future growth.
The firm's sustainable growth strategy has seen it enhance its position within its key sectors over the last 12 months and reinforce its position as one of the country's top firms.
Omar Ali, a member of the firm's award-winning Energy & Natural Resources team, and James MacGregor, part of the Corporate team that closed more than 100 deals in 2013, step up from Associate to Partner, reinforcing the firm's position as Scotland's fifth largest by number of partners.
Meanwhile, an entirely female list of six Solicitors will become Associates at Harper Macleod. Amy Johnston and Fiona Macdonald are elevated within the Debt Recovery team, Alexis Miller in the Family Law team, Frances Rooney in Rural, Catriona Strachan in Infrastructure & Projects and Amy Walsh within the firm's Business Development team.
Harper Macleod Chairman Professor Lorne D Crerar said: "Creating opportunities for our own people and encouraging them to develop and grow with us has always been essential to the success of Harper Macleod, and is a benchmark sign that the firm is in good health. It also encouraging to see these promotions across so many areas of firm, which reflects the fact we see opportunities throughout the key areas in which we operate.
"We have achieved success throughout the tough economic climate by adapting to the changing market place and delivering a commercially astute service to our clients. Each one of these lawyers has excelled in this regard and will, I believe, help to position our firm for continued growth.
"As a firm grows in size and stature it can be easy to lose sight of what makes it distinctive, but we've always put our trust in the talent of our own people, and believe that's why we have been the firm of choice for lawyers as well as clients. We wish all eight the every success in the months and years ahead."
Harper Macleod has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Thurso.
The promotions are effective from 1 April, 2014