Promotions at Harper Macleod

by David Black
© The Herald
Originally published: 30.04.2007
Commercial law firm Harper Macleod has announced the promotion of five associates to partner, across the corporate and litigation divisions.

Bruce Caldow - former Trainee of the Year (2002) and Rising Star of the Year (2006) in the Scottish Legal Awards - has been promoted to partner for his expertise in sports law and employment law. He is sports practice group leader and is retained as team lawyer by the Scottish Rugby Union. In the field of employment law, he advises clients in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Louise Hamilton joined Harper Macleod's corporate and commercial department in 2002 as an assistant and was promoted to associate in December 2003. She has a wide range of commercial experience including corporate formations, company and business acquisitions and sales, restructurings, corporate insolvency and debt finance.

Sandy Hastie joined Harper Macleod in July 2003 as a litigation assistant in Edinburgh. He was promoted to associate in April 2005. Hastie is involved in a wide range of reparation and insurance matters for both pursuer and defender, as well as general commercial litigation.

Andrew Hunter joined Harper Macleod as a trainee in 2001 and qualified in 2003. He was promoted to associate in 2005 and is practice group leader of licensing practice. He is also a member of the insurance, insolvency and professional and corporate compliance practice groups.

James McMorrow joined the corporate and commercial team as a trainee solicitor in October 2000, qualifying two years later. He was promoted to associate status in December 2003. He deals with a variety of large-scale project work, including local authority housing stock transfers.

Commenting on the promoted quintet, chairman Professor Lorne Crerar, above, said: "Their successes within their chosen areas of expertise ref lect the hard work and effort they have put in. Without exception, they all joined the firm at the beginning of their legal careers and have flourished within Harper Macleod's innovative and entrepreneurial culture."