Tods Murray elects new boss

Tods Murray elects new boss” />Scottish firm Tods Murray has elected a new executive partner in the shape of corporate head David Dunsire, who takes over from incumbent Peter Misselbrook in June.

Misselbrook, who has held the executive partner role for the past four and a half years having served two years as chairman prior to that, will return to full time fee earning in June. His practice focuses on commercial and rural property.

Misselbrook said: “The next few years will be an interesting and challenging time for all law firms and, having enjoyed steering Tods Murray through the journey in the last few years, I am confident in David’s abilities to take over the helm and steer us forward. I wish him all success and he has my total support. For my own part, I am now very much looking forward to returning to full time client facing work.”

In terms of fee earning work, Dunsire focuses on company law and corporate finance and he has particular experience in the fields of acquisitions and disposals, MBO’s, start-ups and joint ventures. A replacement corporate head will be announced in due course.

Dunsire, who has been a partner with Tods Murray since 1986, will work alongside the firm’s executive board. The board, which is chaired by Ian McPake, has been overhauled with property partner Susie Thornton, corporate partner Jack Gardiner, banking partner Roddy Maclennan and capital projects partner Stephen Colliston replacing Hamish Patrick, Granger Brash, Alistair Burrow and William Simmons.