Brodies has promoted corporate lawyer Paul McLaughlin to Partner, bringing the total number of Partners at Scotland's largest law firm to 93.

Paul McLaughlin of Brodies LLP

Paul joined Brodies in 2005 and has carried out a wide variety of corporate work during his time at the firm.

A member of the firm's Funds Group, he specialises in advising UK-based and overseas clients and intermediaries on private fund formation, corporate reorganisation and joint venture structuring matters.

The announcement coincides with the promotion of eight Managing Associates and ten Associates across the following specialist areas: banking & finance; business disputes & asset recovery; commercial property; commercial services; corporate & commercial; employment; energy & infrastructure; family law; insurance & risk; land & rural business; and public law & regulatory.

The new Managing Associates are: Fiona Cameron (banking & finance), Andy Forsyth (insurance & risk), Charles Hay (commercial property), Billy Kay (banking & finance), Keith Kilburn (insurance & risk), Andy Nolan (commercial services division), Ali Rimell (commercial services division), and Elizabeth Ward (commercial property).

The new Associates are: Duncan Cathie (corporate & commercial), Breda Deeley (commercial property), Ramsay Hall (public law & regulatory), Liam Lane (employment), Jenna McCosh (commercial property), Gemma McKinlay (public law & regulatory), Kate McLeish (land & rural business), Rachel Rennie (energy & infrastructure), Monica Ross (business disputes & asset recovery), and Zoe Wray (family).

Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies, said: "These well-deserved promotions recognise the specialist skills of the lawyers concerned, their in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which they operate and their willingness to go above and beyond on behalf of clients.

"I wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their careers at Brodies and build on their achievements.

"Paul's appointment, together with our internal promotions of Managing Associates and Associates, underscores Brodies' commitment to fostering talent and developing and growing our services to ensure that clients are provided with relevant specialist legal advice of the highest quality."