Semple Fraser: bringing in the changes
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester based Semple Fraser LLP has
brought in 2012 with a new management structure and key
As of 1 January Alister Fraser, after 19 years in the role, stepped down as Managing Partner and began a new role as Chairman.
Simon Etchells, a senior partner within the firm's top ranked Real Estate Team and founding member of Semple Fraser has taken over as Managing Partner and Andrew Hastings, Finance Director has been moved up to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.
There have also been three legal team promotions; Anju Suneja to Partner, Fiona Carlin to Director and Fiona Ross to Associate.
Anju Suneja has been promoted to Partner within the firm's very active UK Real Estate Team. A Director since 2008 Anju, along with Simon Etchells, has played a key role in the development of the full UK service and most recently jointly led on the £70 million acquisition of Corby Town Centre on behalf of Helical Bar plc.
Fiona Carlin joined Semple Fraser's Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Group as a solicitor in April 2008, having become an Associate in November 2008 she has now been promoted to Director. She has been involved in a number of appointments for large accountancy firms, including KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, Zolfo Cooper, BDO and Invocas. Most recently she worked on the administration of D2 Jeans on behalf of BDO.
Finally, Fiona Ross, a specialist in waste, renewables and
environmental law, has been promoted to Associate having joined the
firm as a trainee in 2006. Alongside Vincent Brown, Fiona is highly
regarded as a specialist advisor within the fields of EU and UK
waste, industrial regulation and renewable energy laws and
policies, and the interplay between all of these.
Simon Etchells, Managing Partner said:
"The year ahead again looks challenging for the UK plc so it is good to be able to start 2012 with a strong set of promotions. While we see the start of 2012 as likely to be testing the continued development of talented teams, coupled to a number of key business wins within our chosen markets, will allow us to again push our business forward in 2012."