An Ayrshire-raised lawyer has secured a senior role with a leading Scottish legal firm.

Nicholas Howie, who grew up in Troon, has become a Partner at Lindsays, which advises people and businesses across Scotland.

The former Marr College pupil, whose career has already seen him advise a number of businesses across the region, will be based at the firm’s Glasgow office, having previously held the same role at Anderson Strathern.

Mr Howie said: “I have been really impressed by the people, ambition and ethos at Lindsays and I’m excited to get started.

“The collegiate nature of the firm has been a strong attraction for me, along with the great opportunities I see to further develop our corporate offer for businesses. I hope to use my experience to support that growth.”

Mr Howie’s legal work is underpinned by a practical corporate background, having worked for the commercial arm of a construction firm and in management roles for an international supermarket retailer before studying law.

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His 18 years’ legal experience encompasses a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues, including purchases and sales of shares and businesses, shareholder disputes, management buy-outs, shareholders’ agreements and corporate restructuring.

And he has worked with a broad set of business types - from start-up enterprises to the management teams of large, well-established privately-owned companies operating across a range of sectors.

Lindsays' managing partner Alasdair Cummings said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicholas to the team. To be able to attract a Partner of his calibre is an endorsement not just of the firm’s standing within the legal profession, but of the experience and expertise with which we work to deliver services to our clients.

“As an SME ourselves, we understand the challenges which businesses similar to ours face and we see significant opportunities to grow our Corporate offer, particularly within that space. Nicholas’ arrival will help achieve that. I am very much looking forward to working with him.”