Burness Paull installs four partners in 71 promotions

Louise Chambers, Stephen Farrell, Karen Manning and Liam Young.

Scottish law firm Burness Paull said it has elevated four lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round.

The newly appointed partners are Louise Chambers (real estate), Stephen Farrell (dispute resolution), Karen Manning (construction and projects) and Liam Young (pensions).

The firm employs more than 650 people, including 89 partners, across its offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The four new partners are among 71 promotions – including nine directors, 13 senior associates, 18 associates, and 17 senior solicitors – across the firm’s practice areas and business functions.

In addition to the promotions, 20 newly qualified solicitors will remain with Burness Paull following the completion of their two-year traineeship, and the firm will welcome 22 new trainees from September 4.

Burness Paull chair Peter Lawson said: “The promotion of Louise, Stephen, Karen and Liam to partner recognises the specialist expertise they have honed in their respective areas over a number of years, and the valuable contribution they are making to clients, their teams and the wider firm.

“We are committed to investing in our people at all levels, blending the growth of homegrown talent with our lateral hiring programme that has brought in exceptional individuals to strengthen and diversify key practice areas.

“This is key to ensuring our clients receive the best possible advice and delivering on our ambitious growth strategy.”