New recruits boost teams at Harper Macleod

Harper Macleod is delighted to have strengthened its corporate team and its personal injury team with with a number of new recruits.

Lesley Wisely, pictured, has joined Scotland's Law Firm of the Year from Ledingham Chalmers and will support the Inverness team led by Partner Chris Kerr, working in particular with many of the region's leading family-owned and owner-managed businesses, as well as entrepreneurs.

Lesley Wisely

Meanwhile, following the arrival of Partner Elaine Russell earlier this year,  the firm has continued to expand its Personal Injury & Reparation (PI&R) team by bringing in two new recruits - solicitor Dominic Ritchie and paralegal Nikita Mae Young - who have joined from Gildeas Solicitors.

Lesley Wisely has extensive experience advising clients in both the private and public sector and on all types of transaction, from general corporate and commercial advice to mergers and acquisitions, disposals, investments, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, share capital reductions, share buybacks, corporate reorganisations and demergers.

She said: "I'm delighted to get the chance to join an award winning firm that already works with such a range of businesses and people across the north of Scotland. Harper Macleod has a great team based in Inverness and I am looking forward to contributing to our corporate law offering for clients new and old."   Led by 10 partners, Harper Macleod's corporate team is one of the largest in Scotland and advises businesses of all sizes on every aspect of corporate and commercial activity. The team is also recognised as one of the leading dealmakers in the country.

Chris Kerr, Lead Partner for Harper Macleod in Inverness, said: “Lesley has tremendous experience and is a fantastic addition to our team. We're committed to providing first class, specialist advice to our clients as this allows us to offer something different and add genuine value for those we work with.

"Lesley joins at an exciting time for the firm as we continue to expand. The refurbishment of our office, which has doubled in size, has just been completed to cope with our recent growth in numbers and we're looking forward to working with even more of the area's great businesses."

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, commented on the arrivals to the Personal Injury team, saying: "We are delighted that Dominic and Nikita have chosen to join us, adding even more strength and experience to what is a large and specialised team. Our Personal Injury and Reparation department has grown rapidly over the past year and these appointments are part of our commitment to provide the best quality service and advice to everyone we act for. It's great to add these talented individuals to our team."