Morton Fraser bolsters client offering with raft of new hires

Morton Fraser Chief Executive Chris Harte
Chris Harte
Chief Executive and Partner
03 March 2023
Press Release

Morton Fraser has appointed five new hires this month to bolster its client offering across its Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, Agricultural and Rural Property and Private Client practice areas.

Among the hires is Chris Clarkson, a Commercial Real Estate specialist who joins as a Legal Director from Burness Paull. Chris advises clients on a range of real estate transactions, including lease management, acquisitions and disposals, property finance and secured lending.

Morton Fraser's Litigation division, already one of the largest and most experienced in Scotland, is joined by Senior Associates Alastair Johnston and Sofia Crolla, to support the growing demand from clients for advice on contentious construction claims, and in personal injury claims.

Further hires announced this month include Alan Burns, who joins as an Associate in the firm's in-demand Agricultural and Rural Property team; and Emma Wright, who joins as a Senior Solicitor in the Private Client division.

The appointments are announced following record financial results for the firm last year, and being the only Scottish law firm named in the ‘Top 15 Best Law Firms to Work For in the UK’ in the ‘Best Companies to Work For 2022’ list.

Chris Harte, Chief Executive of Morton Fraser, said, "Investing in our people is fundamental to our continued success. Our focus on talent sets us apart in the legal market, and ensures that our clients benefit from having access to the best legal advice available."

"In recent months, we have invested in new technology to make hybrid working more efficient and new offices in Glasgow designed for collaborative working, as well as growing our staff bonus pool by 50% versus the last financial year. We are delighted that this investment is attracting so many talented legal specialists to choose Morton Fraser as the place to progress their careers."


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