Legal firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) has announced that banking partner Robert J Laing will take over as chairman from Philip Skerrett, whose three-year ends on June 1.
Robert Laing has been with the firm for 27 years, advising prominent national and international clients, across the London and Scottish offices.
Philip Skerrett joined MMS in 2004, when it merged with boutique financial services practice, the City Law Partnership, in which he was a senior partner. He will remain with the firm as a consultant after his chairmanship has ended.
Mr Laing said: "Philip Skerrett has done an outstanding job as chairman, through one of the most turbulent legal markets any of us can remember. Thanks in no small part to his efforts, the firm is now in a strong position to capitalise on any recovery in the broader economy.
"As chairman, my first priority will be to support chief executive Magnus Swanson, in ensuring the firm plays to its inherent market strengths and seizes opportunities for sustainable growth."