Double Partner Promotion at Gilson Gray

by Fraser Clarke

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Talented staff recognised at top law firm

Legal PR photography of Philippa Cunniff and Sally Nash from Gilson Gray


ONE of the country’s leading legal firms has underlined its commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent by promoting two of its team to Partner.

Sally Nash has been promoted to Partner within the Gilson Gray Family Law team while John Fulton has been made Partner within the firm’s Real Estate department.

Both joined Gilson Gray on the same day two years ago and their promotions reflect the continued growth and success of their respective teams and the increasingly influential role they play within them.

The promotions reinforce the firm’s culture of recognising and rewarding its talented staff.

Sally has worked exclusively in the field of family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004.

In a recent Chambers UK Guide, she was described as ‘doing a quality of work that Partners elsewhere can’t reach.’

Sally said: “I’m so proud to work for such a forward thinking and ambitious firm.

“In addition to having a clear focus on making a real difference for our clients, it is refreshing to be part of a culture in which the development and wellbeing of staff is at the forefront.

“There are exciting things on the horizon as we continue in our aim to become the best family law team in Scotland.

“The promotion to Partner will be a subtle change to my role here but it’s a challenge I can’t wait to meet head on”.

Sally is dual qualified in both English and Scots Law and is a member of the Family Law Association.

She is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law.

Gilson Gray’s rapid rise to become one of the country’s most prominent law firms has been based on cherry picking and harnessing the skills of the top legal talent in Scotland.


Legal PR photography of John Fulton and Murray Stewart from Gilson Gray


John said: “I am delighted to part of such a driven and entrepreneurial firm that recognises, creates and promotes opportunities for its clients.

“It’s also great to be part of an organisation which places such significance on the health and wellbeing of all of its people.

“It is an exciting time to be part of the firm as it continues its journey to become the best law firm in Scotland.”

Philippa Cunniff, Partner, Head of Family Law at Gilson Gray, said: “Sally is a brilliant member of our team and this is a very well-deserved promotion.

“Our aim is to become the best family law team in Scotland and retaining top talent like Sally is vital to achieving this goal.

“At Gilson Gray we believe in offering enthusiasm and a genuine warmth when dealing with our clients and this is something Sally embodies.

“It’s an exciting juncture for our team and we’re excited about the strides we’re set to take in the near future and the role Sally will play in this.”

Murray Stewart, Partner, Head of Real Estate at Gilson Gray said: “John is a valued member of our team and clients really appreciate his pragmatism, straight talking and commercially focused advice.

“His promotion is fully deserved and I look forward to working with John for many years to come as both the real estate team and indeed the firm continues to go from strength to strength.”

Gilson Gray was the largest full service law firm launch in Scottish legal history in 2014 when it opened simultaneously in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The firm picked up two awards at the 2017 Law Awards of Scotland adding to a host of other accolades, including six awards at the ACQ5 legal awards – the third year in a row that Gilson Gray has seen success – including Law Firm of the Year, Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, all for the second time in three years.

Gilson Gray also won Corporate Firm of the year 2018, following previous recognition as Litigation Firm of the Year.



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