Burness Paull adds six staff to property division

Six new members of staff have joined Burness Paull, one of Scotland’s leading law firms, in a move which supports increasing levels of work that the firm is handling in the property sector.

Gillian Irons, Stephanie Murray, Steven McAllister, Stuart Gardiner and Yasmin Strachan have joined the firm as solicitors within the commercial property team, along with Amanda Gibb who has been appointed as a solicitor within the housebuilding team. All of the staff will be based in Burness Paull’s Aberdeen office.

Head of the Burness Paull property team, Nick Naddell said: “The commercial property market in Aberdeen is particularly buoyant due to the demand for office space in the city. It is essential that we have resources available to fulfil the requirements of our clients.

“We are delighted to welcome each of the new recruits to the firm. Their talent and enthusiasm will strengthen the capabilities of our property division and we look forward to seeing them progress within the firm.

“The six new members of staff are of different levels and experience, ranging from newly qualified to experienced legal professionals, such as Gillian Irons. Gillian joins as a senior associate, focussing on complex development site acquisitions, working within a multi-disciplinary environment to deliver strategic assets.

“We are committed to developing the talent of the future through our recruitment programmes. We significantly invest in the development of their skills and expertise, ensuring that they are learning from some of the very best solicitors in the country.”

Burness Paull is a leading commercial law firm serving Scottish clients and international clients doing business in Scotland. It has full service offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow with sector expertise in all areas relevant to the Scottish economy. Burness Paull was recently named Scottish Firm of the Year in Legal 500 UK’s annual awards and is ranked within Tier 1 for commercial property work.

Based on 2012-13 post-merger results, the firm has a turnover £38.7million and 407 staff, including 57 partners and 205 lawyers. Burness Paull ranks as one of the two largest law firms in Scotland in terms of resource, and is the fourth largest by turnover.