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Solicitors appointed

Solicitors appointed

SCOTTISH law firm Morisons has appointed two new assistant solicitors.

Gillian Campbell,left, has joined the private client team and Bethan White, right, will be working with the corporate team.

Both previously worked for DWF Biggart Baillie.

Ms Campbell is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a committee member of Scottish Women in Business. In her new role she will specialise in complex executory work and estate planning, and assisting families supporting an adult who lacks capacity.

Ms White will specialise in risk and growth capital market activity as well as general corporate business work.

Morisons' managing partner Peter Duff said: "Despite being at an early stage of their legal careers, both Gillian and Bethan stood out for their well developed skills in their fields and are quickly contributing to both growing teams."

Harrison in the area

ORKNEY'S head of operations at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been appointed as the agency's new area manager for the islands.

Graeme Harrison, who will take up the job in the new year, has been with HIE since 1992 and succeeds Ken Grant. Mr Grant is moving to a specialised oil and gas role at the agency.

Mr Harrison, who lives in Kirkwall, has been with HIE since 1992, having first experienced Orkney life in 1984 while working for Royal Bank of Scotland.

HIE chief executive Alex Paterson said: "Orkney is one of our most diverse and successful local economies in the Highlands and Islands, notable for long-standing achievements in culture, creative industries, tourism and food and drink, and more recently for powering ahead as a true world leader in marine energy.

"In Graeme, we have appointed an area manager who fully understands the entire range of opportunities and challenges currently facing the islands, and is committed to helping build a positive future for Orkney."

Carson returns

LAND Securities has made a key appointment at Livingston shopping destination The Centre.

David Carson, above, returns to the centre after spending three years running the Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee. He spent five years as manager of The Centre before moving to Tayside in January 2011.

Mr Carson began his career as an engineering draughtsman before moving into retail management.

He has worked in retail store operations and wholesale for clothing brands such as Ben Sherman and some of Scotland's biggest football clubs.

In his new role, David looks after the day-to-day running of the West Lothian shopping centre.

He said: "Taking on the role of centre director is a very exciting opportunity, and I'm thrilled to be back at The Centre.

"I really enjoyed my time as centre manager in both West Lothian and Dundee, and I am ready to bring my experience of these roles to The Centre, and to take it on to even greater success.

"I look forward to continuing to work hard to provide the best retail offering and shopping experience for customers."

Big hitters for SIS

SOCIAL Investment Scotland (SIS), the body which provides business loans to third sector organisations, has recruited four high-profile board directors from the Scottish business community.

Lynne Robertson, Derek Marshal, Morag McNeill and Gordon More bring skills and experience from the worlds of banking, law, accountancy and the third sector to the organisation.

Their arrival follows the departure of Kenneth Ferguson, director of the Robertson Trust, and executive coach Adrian Lucas, both of whom have served SIS for the past four years.

Ms Robertson, an accountant, has been director of finance and corporate services at Aberdeen community care charity, Cornerstone, since 2006, while Derek Marshal is chief executive of social enterprise Factory Skatepark in Dundee.

Ms McNeill worked as a solicitor and partner with McGrigors, becoming a leading corporate finance specialist before moving to Forth Ports as general counsel and group company secretary.

Mr More, who will join the board and credit committee in March, has been managing director of Lloyds Banking Group's business support unit since 2009. SIS is chaired by professor Nick Kuenssberg.

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