New promotions announced at Downs

Three solicitors at the firm have been promoted to new positions from 1st July.

Ailsa MacLean will take on her new role as Senior Associate, whilst colleagues Charmaine Dudman and Melissa Richie will become Associates at the firm.

Charmaine works within the Corporate and Commercial team and after qualifying in 2013, has developed significant experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including buying and selling businesses and advising on franchising and shareholders agreements.

Melissa deals with a broad range of Private Client work including Wills and estate administration. She is also a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) with TEP status.

Ailsa MacLean has also developed significant experience advising clients advising clients on a variety of commercial property transactions, in sectors including retail, offices, and industrial premises for both investors and occupiers. She also has particular expertise in advising on agricultural property and site development for both commercial and residential developers.

Chris Millar, Senior Partner at Downs Solicitors, said: “Like many other businesses, we have had to adapt and change the way we run our practice, and certainly over our history of 184 years. This change has gathered pace evermore so in recent times. A strong team, comprising good people, is central to our adaptability and success in meeting the challenges of the present day. Ailsa, Charmaine and Melissa are a testament to our wish to recognise those who are helping us meet such challenges, and my congratulations to them all".

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