Leading Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has promoted Suzanne Hardie and Nicola Ross to the position of Partner, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 43.
The promotions recognise the high performance and continuing growth of both the public sector and commercial litigation practices at Morton Fraser. Nicola Ross is integral to the firm’s commercial litigation and insolvency offerings while Suzanne Hardie has played a key role in the development of the highly successful public sector team.
Suzanne Hardie becomes a ‘home grown’ Partner, having joined Morton Fraser as a trainee in 2003. She advises clients on public procurement matters, including strategy, process and disputes, as well as providing advice on the structuring of public sector development and investment projects. She acts for the administrations at Holyrood and Westminster as well as a number of local authorities.
Nicola Ross joined Morton Fraser in 2008 and is a highly experienced commercial litigator. She specialises in commercial contract disputes, landlord/ tenant disputes, asset finance disputes and insolvency litigation. Nicola is principally based in the Firm's Glasgow office and acts for clients throughout the UK, including SMEs, PLCs, government bodies, local authorities, insolvency practitioners and private individuals.
Chris Harte, Chief Executive of Morton Fraser, said: “Suzanne and Nicola both have proven track records in delivering expert support to their clients and we are delighted to welcome them to the Partnership.
“Nicola’s expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency has proven to be highly valued by businesses, government bodies and individuals alike. Suzanne’s performance is yet further evidence of the success of our growing public sector team.
“These appointments show that we are able to demonstrate to the best young talent that there is a clear career path at Morton Fraser. Both are talented, experienced lawyers with the leadership qualities needed to help our business grow.”