Morton Fraser Invest In Growth From Within With 17 New Promotions

Morton Fraser Chief Executive Chris Harte
Chris Harte
Chief Executive and Partner
14 June 2021
Press Release

Morton Fraser, one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland, has announced 17 new promotions across the firm spanning roles from associate to partner, all of which will come in to effect from 1st July.

Matthew Barclay has been promoted to partner within the Agricultural and Rural team after five years at the firm, recognising his contribution to a growing and experienced team.

Gail Watt, Fiona Hogg and Jennifer Thomson have all moved into the role of legal director in, respectively, the Agricultural and Rural, Real Estate and Litigation teams.

In addition, four people are promoted to senior solicitor and nine to associate in Morton Fraser’s Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate, Corporate and Banking teams. Almost half of those promoted have been with Morton Fraser since they were trainees.

Chris Harte, CEO at Morton Fraser, said: “Our talent-first strategy has been critical to our success in recent years. This not only means being able to attract the best talent externally, but also prioritising the development of our people from within. We are absolutely committed to creating a culture of excellence, which enables all of our people to be the best they can be.”


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