Law firm promotes two as it continues to expand its Scottish business



Law firm DLA Piper has bolstered its ranks of senior lawyers in its Edinburgh office with two promotions.

Carolyne Hair has been promoted to Partner, Real Estate and Sarah Letson, Finance, Projects and Restructuring, has been promoted to Legal Director.Hair, one of 19 new partners named by DLA Piper worldwide, has been with the firm since 2005 focusing on investment acquisitions and disposals for high profile funds and property companies.

She has also accumulated experience acting for landowners in the disposal of residential development sites.

Letson, who joined DLA Piper’s London office in 2011 and moved to Edinburgh in 2019, has experience in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency.

She acts for a variety of stakeholders including banks, funds and office-holders in respect of domestic and international financial restructurings.

Simon Rae, DLA Piper’s managing partner in Scotland, said: “Carolyne and Sarah have excelled consistently in their roles, providing our clients with exceptional legal and business advice – these promotions recognise their hard work and dedication over a number of years.

“We are confident that they will continue to go from strength to strength on the global platform that DLA Piper provides.”

“These promotions align with our strategy and commitment to continue to grow our presence in Scotland, through both organic growth and attracting market leading talent across all key areas.

“Nurturing and developing our talent is key to this strategy and we will continue to make significant investment in all of our people to ensure they achieve their full potential with us.”

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