Promotions, a new record and media success

Promotions, a new record and media success

Sharing successes and good news from our clients is one of the privileges of work at Message Matters – and there have been some great ones to share from leading independent legal firm Lindsays over the past few weeks.

Not only has the firm welcomed a new chair, but it announced a record number of its lawyers being promoted to partner – and the appointment of a new department head.

And we’re pleased to say that all of the news led to national, regional and trade media coverage for the firm.

First up was the announcement that Nina Taylor, a Partner in Family Law, had been chosen to succeed Peter Tweedie as Lindsays’ chair.

Her nomination and election to the role by colleagues comes 11 years after she joined the 209-year-old Edinburgh-headquartered firm as an Associate.

She said: “I am incredibly proud to become chair of Lindsays, a firm with a fine history which demonstrates how our enduring ethos can work successfully with cutting-edge working practices to deliver for our clients and colleagues.

“I am very much looking forward to the role and, as someone who joined the firm as an associate, I hope that my election highlights the opportunities available for all talent in the legal profession, offering progression and development across all of the areas in which the firm works.”

Then there was the record number of lawyers promoted to Partner at a single time. 

The five-strong cohort who made the step up take Lindsays’ total number of Partners to 52, up from 39 this time last year, prior to its merger with Tayside firm Miller Hendry. Another six lawyers were also promoted across a number of departments and offices.

Both stories secured coverage in places including The Herald, The Scotsman, Insider and The Times’ daily Scottish business round-up.

And then there was the announcement that Rural Services Partner Susan Law is stepping up to become Head of Rural, succeeding Yellowlees, who remains with the firm as a Partner.

It was news which we were pleased to see covered in some key titles, including The Scottish Farmer, in the farming pages of both the Press & Journal and the Courier – and in Susan’s hometown newspaper, the Mearns Leader.

Pictures by Ryan McGoverne for Lindsays