Two top legal hires for Morton Fraser as firm welcomes child support expert and new litigation associate
Morton Fraser has appointed family and child law expert John Fotheringham as a consultant in its Edinburgh office.
It has also recruited Jennifer Thomson as a senior associate within its litigation practice.
According to the firm, Fotheringham – formerly of Shoosmiths – was the first solicitor in Scotland to hold double accreditation in both child and family law.
He is vice convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Committee, the general editor of the Butterworth Family Law Service and also co-author of Green’s Family Law (3rd & 4th Editions). Fotheringham also lectures occasionally at The University of Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, experienced litigation lawyer Thomson joins Morton Fraser after 11 years at Clyde & Co.
At Morton Fraser she will focus primarily on personal injury briefs within one of the largest litigation teams in Scotland as well as regulatory cases and other civil litigation claims.
Thomson is said to have extensive experience of acting on behalf of insurer and self-insured clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims. She regularly represents clients in courtrooms throughout Scotland and holds a Masters in Advocacy from the University of Strathclyde.
Chris Harte, Chief Executive of Morton Fraser, said: “We’re an independent firm that prides ourselves on giving clear advice to our clients. As such, legal talent is our life blood. Attracting such talent in the form of both John and Jennifer bolsters the breadth and depth of expertise we provide. They are great additions to the Morton Fraser fold.”
Fotheringham added: “Reputation was a key factor in joining Morton Fraser. It boasts one of the largest, most experienced and consistently highly rated family law teams in Scotland. I’m looking forward to being part of its ongoing success story.”