CMS appoints new head for Scotland

Allan Wernham
Allan Wernham

Tax and law firm CMS has announced the appointment of Allan Wernham as its managing director in Scotland.

He takes lead responsibility for the firm’s three Scottish offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with an overall team of more than 350 staff and partners.

A partner and real estate specialist based in the firm’s Glasgow office, Mr Wernham was the former managing partner of Dundas & Wilson (D&W) before its combination with CMS in 2014.

He has over 20 years’ experience, specialising in retail development and investment, with a focus on major regeneration projects, and is dually qualified to practice in Scotland and England & Wales.

He takes on the new role from Caryn Penley, who has been appointed to a global position as CMS UK’s Joint Managing Director of Asia and Middle East.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: I’m delighted to be taking on the leadership of the firm’s growth in Scotland. We have a talented team of people across our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow who, as well as working on quality UK and international CMS mandates, are active in their local markets.

“Our position in the Scottish market is unique. As well as our local depth we can bring to our clients in Scotland the sector expertise and international capabilities of CMS. Our Scottish leadership team share my enthusiasm for the opportunities to further grow the business in Scotland.”

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