Major Dundee law firm Blackadders has elected a new chairman on the same day it completed a merger with Glasgow-based Boyle Shaughnessy.
Private client partner Scott Williamson succeeds Sandy Meiklejohn, who has retired after 42 years of service.
Mr Williamson, who is based at the company’s Reform Street offices, is a notary public and has specialised in trusts for a number of years.
He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
His elevation came as the firm completed its merger with Boyle Shaughnessy.
The enlarged practice has more than 250 staff.
“I am very much looking forward to taking up my role at a time when the firm is embarking on an exciting new phase with the opening of our Glasgow office,” Mr Williamson said.
“We are continuously working to expand and improve our service to clients and the addition of two new partners, Paul Devine and Colin McCulloch, will assist us in this.
“We are confident that existing Boyle Shaughnessy clients will continue to benefit from the specialist expertise and range of services provided by Blackadders.”
The changes also included the promotion of operations director Bob Murdach to chief operating officer, while four senior solicitors, Jack Boyle, Stewart Dunbar, Sienna Sproson and Sarah Winter, have been made up to associate.
Managing Partner Johnston Clark said: “We are committed to investing in good people and want to attract, retain and develop high calibre individuals.”