Leading Edinburgh legal firm takes on new staff and bucks the Covid trend

Law firm Gibson Kerr has underlined its strong performance during the pandemic by confirming a raft of new appointments to maintain its expansion plans.

New faces: Karen Sutherland, Sandra Kristoffersson, Beverley Cottrell, Nadia Inglis and Rhian Mackay
New faces: Karen Sutherland, Sandra Kristoffersson, Beverley Cottrell, Nadia Inglis and Rhian Mackay

The Edinburgh-based firm has made five additions as it seeks to strengthen and grow its operation across its specialisms in personal, family and property law.

Partner and Head of Family Law Fiona Rasmusen said the appointments will meet Gibson Kerr’s commitment to serve existing and new clients.

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She said: “Our family and personal law departments have continued to perform strongly and we expect these two areas to continue to grow, with increasing numbers of enquiries and revenue."

Under the round of appointments Beverley Cottrell - who has more than 30 years’ experience in residential conveyancing and estate agency - will take up a newly-created role as Head of Property; and Karen Sutherland, who spent four years with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, has joined the Family Law team as a Family Lawyer.

Law graduates Nadia Inglis and Rhian Mackay have taken up support roles in the Personal Law team while Business Management graduate Sandra Kristoffersson has been appointed credit controller.

Gibson Kerr first began operating in India Street in 1990, although the business dates back over 100 years. It was acquired by Partners Scott and Fiona Rasmusen in 2005. Fiona is Head of Family Law, the Property team is headed by Scott, while Partner Lindsay, who joined the firm in 2007, is Head of Personal Law.

The merger with Marwicks centred the main location for Gibson Kerr’s property team at Dundas Street while India Street is home for the Personal and Family Law teams.

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