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Macdonald Henderson is pleased to advise six hires and two senior promotions to its award-winning team.

Laura McKnight has been promoted to Director in the Corporate Team;

Hilary Malone has been promoted to Associate Director in the corporate team;

Gordon Lennox has been appointed as Director in the private client team;

Callum McInnes has been appointed as Associate Director in the commercial property team;

Ryan Macready has been appointed as Senior Solicitor in the corporate team;

Peter McEwan has been appointed as Senior Solicitor in the private client team;

Emily Hencher has joined the corporate firm as a Trainee; and

Christopher Wheeler has joined the corporate team as a Corporate Analyst.

Managing Director David Beveridge commented:

“We are proud to welcome Gordon, Callum, Ryan, Peter, Emily and Chris to the firm, as well as recognise the excellence of our existing team in the promotions of Laura and Hilary.

In particular, I would highlight the appointments of Gordon Lennox (Director) and Peter McEwan (Senior Solicitor) to form our new Private Client team focussing on wills, estate planning and executry work.

With an extraordinary portfolio of individuals, family and corporate owner-managed businesses led by individuals who need a proactive source of succession and family advices and support, we feel this is an essential service line which can only benefit the firm’s client base.

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.

The team will strengthen the work of our existing colleagues, including our invaluable MH support team, and future proof the firm’s position as the go-to niche Scottish corporate law firm.

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

Pictured (left to right):

Top row: Callum McInnes, Associate Director, Commercial Property; Hilary Malone, Associate Director, Corporate; David Beveridge, Managing Director; Laura McKnight, Director, Corporate; Emily Hencher, Trainee, Corporate; Gordon Lennox, Director, Private Client;

Seated: Ryan Macready, Senior Solicitor, Corporate, Christopher Wheeler, Corporate Analyst, Corporate; Peter McEwan, Senior Solicitor, Private Client.

Further Detail:


• Laura McKnight (Director, Corporate) who is a fulcrum of our corporate team, has been promoted to director and continues to set the heather alight in 2021, with co- led deals including Turnkey/Kick ICT sale, Emblation/Apposite investment and Project Deacon/Target;

• Hilary Malone (Associate Director, Corporate) who joined our firm from Brodies in 2018, has been promoted to Associate Director, reflecting Hilary’s enhanced role in our corporate team. Hilary has excelled in her role, leading sales, acquisitions and general corporate advisory work;


Gordon advises clients in all aspects of their personal affairs, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Estate and Succession planning, care home funding and executry matters, regularly dealing with high value estates.
Additionally, Gordon is a Tutor at Glasgow University on the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, a member of the Trust and Succession sub committee and Professional Conduct sub committee at the Law Society of Scotland and a Writer to the Signet.

Peter is a Senior Solicitor and Notary Public. He advises individuals and families on a range of issues including preparation of wills and powers of attorney, succession planning and trust and executry administration.

Peter is in the latter stages of completing the STEP Diploma to obtain STEP qualification.

• Ryan Macready (Senior Solicitor, Corporate) - An important addition to the Macdonald Henderson corporate team, Ryan works with a wide range of clients from small family businesses to multinational companies in respect of a variety of corporate and restructuring transactions and commercial contracts. Ryan regularly advises clients on acquisitions and disposals, asset and share based restructuring, financial facilities and commercial contracts. Ryan has particular experience dealing with sporting clients, charities, contractors, and across the care sector.

• Callum McInnes (Associate Director, Commercial Property) joins the firm to cement a dynamic offering on commercial property (augmenting Ian (Anderson)’s well established practice on that front). We believe this gives MH a superb platform to make the most of the green shoots as life returns to the city office, retail and leisure sectors, for landlord, tenant and development sectors respectively. Callum has built up a wealth of experience advising both landlords and tenants on all matters of commercial leasing, including new leases, variations, assignations and can offer clients added value with his network of local contacts in the commercial property sector.

• Emily Hencher (Corporate Trainee) – Emily graduated top of her class from the University of Stirling in 2020 winning the Douglas W Vick prize as the best performing LLB student and completed the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde, competing as a national finalist in the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition. Emily was identified as a standout prospect in the course of our team’s tutorial work at the Diploma School.

• Christopher Wheeler (Corporate Trainee/Analyst) – Chris will commence his traineeship with the firm in September 2022 having gained a first class honours degree at Strathclyde University. Chris will continue to contribute to the firm in his role as a corporate analyst while he completes his studies. Christopher is an avid sportsman, having represented Scotland internationally at table tennis for many years and winning numerous Scottish and British Championship titles.

Last updated: 10.28am, Monday 25th October 2021

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