Carolyne Hair has been promoted to partner, Real Estate, and Sarah Letson, Finance, Projects and Restructuring, has been promoted to Legal Director at law firm, DLA Piper Scotland.

The firm has named 19 new partners worldwide, and Carolyne has been with the firm since 2005, focusing on investment acquisitions and disposals for high profile funds and property companies. She has also acted for landowners disposing of residential development sites.

Sarah joined the firm’s London office in 2011 and moved to Edinburgh last year. She has experience in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency.

Simon Rae, DLA Piper’s managing partner in Scotland, said:“Carolyne and Sarah have excelled consistently in their roles, providing our clients with exceptional legal and business advice – these promotions recognise their hard work and dedication over a number of years. We are confident that they will continue to go from strength to strength on the global platform that DLA Piper provides.”

“These promotions align with our strategy and commitment to continue to grow our presence in Scotland, through both organic growth and attracting market leading talent across all key areas. Nurturing and developing our talent is key to this strategy and we will continue to make significant investment in all of our people to ensure they achieve their full potential with us.” 

Drew Wallace, DLA Piper’s head of real estate in Scotland added:  “We are delighted that Carolyne has been promoted to partner having built an exceptional career with the firm so far. In Scotland’s real estate market she is one of the best there is and we look forward to seeing her continued development at DLA Piper.”