Law firm Morton Fraser has announced 17 promotions from associate to partner, all of which come into effect from 1 July.
Matthew Barclay has been promoted to partner within the agricultural and rural team after five years at the firm.
Gail Watt, Fiona Hogg and Jennifer Thomson have all moved into the role of legal director in, respectively, the agricultural and rural, real estate and litigation teams.
In addition, four staff are promoted to senior solicitor and nine to associate in Morton Fraser’s litigation, private client, real estate, corporate and banking teams.
Almost half of those promoted have been with Morton Fraser since they were trainees.
Chief executive Chris Harte said: “Our talent-first strategy has been critical to our success in recent years.
“This not only means being able to attract the best talent externally, but also prioritising the development of our people from within.
“We are absolutely committed to creating a culture of excellence, which enables all of our people to be the best they can be.”
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