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We are delighted to advise the following two appointments and two promotions to Macdonald Henderson’s award winning corporate team.

∙ Fraser Morrison has been appointed as a Director in the corporate team

∙ Laura Forrest has been appointed as an Associate Director in the corporate team

∙ Michelle Rae has been appointed as a Solicitor in the corporate team, joining the firm from MacRoberts

∙ Calum Thornton has been appointed as a legal analyst with a view to becoming a trainee solicitor in the corporate team.

Further Detail:

∙ Fraser Morrison joined Macdonald Henderson in 2015, and is a highly experienced corporate and commercial solicitor with particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance matters and private equity investments. In his private equity work, Fraser advises both high-growth companies and investment syndicates on the legal and commercial aspects of investment and the development and commercialisation of innovation and technology. Fraser is known for the sensible and commercial approach he brings to legal matters and also the strong relationships he builds with clients. Fraser's expertise and acumen has been recognised by top legal guide The Legal 500 in which he has been given Recommended Lawyer status.

∙ Laura Forrest is a key member of the Macdonald Henderson corporate team. Laura has experience in advising clients from small owner managed businesses to larger companies on a wide range of corporate matters. She regularly advises clients on commercial matters including sales and purchases, share buybacks, directors' duties and general corporate governance queries. In addition, Laura has particular expertise in handling the employment aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, and can assist in relation to TUPE and the employment law implications of business acquisitions and disposals. Laura also has particular expertise in advising on matters relating to GDPR and commercial contracts, and is the firm’s knowledge leader in this regard. Laura is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Amongst all of this, Laura finds the time to tutors post-graduate students at the University of Strathclyde in the employment law elective.

∙ Michelle Rae joins the firm from MacRoberts where she completed her legal traineeship. An important addition to the corporate team, Michelle has gained experience across various areas of law during this time, including corporate, banking, commercial property and private client. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Michelle graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in French and German. She studied at higher education institutions in Belgium and Germany under the Erasmus scheme as part of her studies. Michelle went on to work at a legal and financial translation firm for a couple of years and has experience of translating short legal documents from French and German into English. Michelle is known for her friendly approach and strong interpersonal skills.

∙ Calum Thornton has been appointed as a has been appointed as a legal analyst with a view to becoming a Trainee Solicitor in the corporate team. Calum graduated from the University of Dundee in 2017 with honours in the dual qualifying degree in Scots and English Law and has just completed his Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow. He is an enthusiastic sportsman, playing rugby, golf, football and cricket to a high standard. He was awarded his university sports colours in 2016 for cricket and captained the university team for 2 years. He is delighted to be staring his legal career within the Macdonald Henderson corporate team as he has developed a keen interest in business throughout his studies and previous work experience.


Managing Director David Beveridge commented:

“We are proud to welcome Michelle and Calum to the firm, as well as recognise the excellence of our existing team in the promotions of Fraser and Laura. We continue to observe opportunities for growth in our key practice areas as well as a continued positive sentiment towards investment and growth within our client base and the wider advisory community”.

We are grateful for the continued support of our clients, contacts and friends in business".

Pictured (right to left) Calum Thornton (legal analyst), Laura Forrest (Associate Director), David Beveridge (Managing Director), Michelle Rae (Solicitor) and Fraser Morrison (Director).

Last updated: 12.19pm, Tuesday 5th June 2018

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