UK and leading Scottish law firm Brodies LLP today announces seven new partners and a new Inverness office in its latest round of internal promotions and office developments.

Aberdeen and Highlands-based family lawyers Susie Mountain and Sarah Lilley step up to partner level, while Ryan Bowie and Stuart Murray become the firm's newest Glasgow-based partners for land and rural business, and projects. Edinburgh-based tax specialist Bob Langridge and charities and third sector expert Kenneth Pinkerton are also promoted to partner within their respected fields, as is English-qualified property disputes and telecommunications specialist Lucie Barnes.

Other colleague developments within the firm include Glasgow and Edinburgh-based insurance and risk lawyers Lynn Livesey and Ed Grundy, who step up to legal director and associate level respectively, and Edinburgh-based renewables specialist Isabella van Green becoming an associate.

In addition to its internal promotions, Brodies also confirms the relocation of its Highlands office to Inverness; moving to Clava House at Cradlehall Business Park from its previous premises in Dingwall Business Park, which opened in 2017. The firm will occupy the building alongside Johnston Carmichael.

The Inverness office will be Brodies' third investment in its premises in 12 months; the firm opened its London office last summer as a place for meeting clients, and moved to its brand new Edinburgh office at Capital Square in early 2022.

Nick Scott, Brodies’ managing partner, said: "These latest investments in our people and our offices are reflective of the objectives that we set ourselves in our 2021 – 2024 strategic plans; to provide our clients with relevant, quality legal advice, and to deliver it in a way that would best facilitate collaboration, conversation and the sharing of knowledge. The breadth of skill and experience of those colleagues who step into new roles aligns with the demand we have seen from clients. I congratulate our colleagues and wish them all the best in their new roles.

"Moving our Highlands office to Inverness follows strong client activity across the region and continued growth of our locally-based team. Our new premises are modern and bright, providing an excellent space for our colleagues and clients to meet and work with each other in the Highland capital, in the years ahead."