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Shepherd and Wedderburn promotions

LAW firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted four solicitors to associate level after excelling in their practice areas.

The new associates are Gavin Charlton (corporate), Lucy Hall (banking), and Susan Fergusson and Lauren Thomson (both property and infrastructure).

Chief executive Stephen Gibb said: “I am delighted to announce these well-deserved promotions.

“Our new associates are talented lawyers who will continue to make valuable contributions to the firm as a whole and also in their particular areas of expertise.”

Ainscough adds to Rettie farm team

XSCOTTISH property agency Rettie & Co has boosted its farms and estates team by hiring Nick Ainscough, pictured.

Mr Ainscough formerly worked from Leicestershire-based Fisher German, where he qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2011 and became a fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2012. He grew up on a farm in the Scottish Borders.

Chris Hall, director of rural at Rettie, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick to the farms and estates team. Nick’s arrival comes on the back of the continued expansion of our business.

“Nick is joining us at an exciting time as we see farmland transactions increasingly compared to recent years.

“We are looking forward to focusing our attention on expanding the farms and estates division of the company, providing more clients with an exceptional quality of service and access to our industry leading approach.”

Firm strengthens Nucleus

EDINBURGH-based Nucleus, which runs an online “wrap” platform for investors, has added four new members to its communications division.

Alan Connor has joined from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to become digital marketing manager, and operational communications manager Tommy Alexander has arrived from Scottish Widows.

The other hires are graphic designer Stacey Burr, who ran her own graphic agency in Cape Town for nearly three years, and Shona MacDonald who will join as PR and content manager from Editions Communications next month.

Garry McLuckie, communications director at Nucleus, said: “These appointments represent our continued investment in the communications team at Nucleus and will help to further build and support the Nucleus community.

“Collaboration with our users is central to pretty much everything we do and our goal is quite simply to keep enhancing the way we communicate and engage with users whether it’s through CPD events and training, thought leadership or the ever-developing digital, mobile and social space.”

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Originally Published: 06.10.2014