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Scotland-headquartered firm McGrigors has bolstered its team by making six promotions across its network and adding a Jones Day senior associate to its City partnership.
The firm’s Belfast office, which was significantly expanded two years ago via a merger with local firm L’Estrange & Brett (28 August 2009), has received the lion’s share of this year’s promotions. Infrastructure lawyer Stuart Cairns, restructuring lawyer Sinead McGrath and real estate solicitor Dawson McConkey have all been made up.
In London litigator Yuri Botiuk, who heads the firm’s Russia and Ukraine desk, and Stuart Walsh, who heads the London indirect tax team, have also made the grade.
Aberdeen real estate lawyer Rodney Whyte completes the group.
In a statement McGrigors managing partner Richard Masters, said: “These appointments demonstrate the quality of the people in the organisation, and reflect the shape of our UK-wide business.”
Meanwhile, employment lawyer Nick Thomas has made the move from Jones Day, bringing with him experience of a range of HR matters including boardroom disputes and complex restructurings.