Corporate law firm Dickson Minto has appointed two new partners and a new finance director as part of expansion plans.
Nicola Mitchell and Craig Roberts have been promoted as partners, while Alex Smith takes up the position as finance director, joining from Forth Ports, where he was financial controller, risk and insurance manager.
Roberts and Mitchell will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. They both joined the firm as trainees.
Mitchell will be in charge of the employment law offering, which she established and has since built up, with a particular focus on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, business transfers, dismissals and settlement agreements.
Roberts will be a partner in the firm’s commercial property team, with particular specialisms in the care home and retail sectors. He advises a range of real estate investment trusts, as well as other property investors and occupiers on both English and Scots law transactions.
Smith will be responsible for finance, compliance and HR, supporting the partnership and legal staff.
She has previously worked in a variety of roles within PwC, including external audit and transaction services, serving a range of industry sectors.
During this time, she was seconded to the Scottish Government’s energy directorate, where she helped establish a Renewable Energy Investment Fund.
Douglas Armstrong, partner at Dickson Minto, said: “We are delighted to announce these new appointments, all of whom are well-respected experts in their fields.
“It is particularly pleasing that Craig and Nicola joined the firm as trainees, reinforcing the importance of graduate recruitment to Dickson Minto.”
Mitchell said: “The world of work will be hugely influenced by Brexit and the pandemic – this will continue to bring many challenges for employers and I’m looking forward to supporting clients through these times to identify positive developments in our working relationships and workplaces.”
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