77% trainee retention as MacRoberts announces a number of internal promotions
Leading Scottish commercial law firm, MacRoberts, is very proud to announce it has retained 77% of its trainees as they become NQs, on the same day it announces a number of internal promotions.
James Keith, who has been with MacRoberts since 2003, has been promoted from Senior Associate to Director. James advises on all aspects of pensions law and employee ownership law to trustees, companies, public sector and third sector organisations.
Catherine Greig, who has worked in Employment Law since 1997, has been promoted to Senior Associate. She has considerable experience representing clients in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Jenna McLean, who works in Real Estate Property and joined MacRoberts in 2015, has been promoted to Senior Associate. Jenna has experience in a broad range of commercial property transactions including leasing, acquisitions and sales and providing support on corporate transactions.
Gary Baines, who has been promoted to Senior Associate, joined MacRoberts as a trainee solicitor in September 2009. Gary advises on all areas of corporate law and has significant experience of a range of transactions in a wide variety of sectors.
Lisa Maguire, who is also promoted to Senior Associate, acts for lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing transactional work and has experience of complex transactions across a range of sectors, with particular focus on corporate banking and acquisition finance.
In addition Susan Murray in IPTC, and Victoria McMurray in corporate finance, have each been promoted to Associate level.
Elsewhere at MacRoberts, four solicitors have been promoted to Senior Solicitors. They include Jennifer Burns, Jozanne Bainbridge, Jennifer Mathew and Sonja Hart.
Managing Partner John Macmillan said: “We are only as good as the people we employ and I am immensely proud of everyone at MacRoberts. Everyone has worked incredibly hard this year and these promotions are richly deserved.”
This week’s promotions have been announced in the same week that the firm welcomes eight first-year trainees to its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. It is also delighted by its 77% retention rate of its 2nd year trainees who have just qualified.