Gilson Gray strengthens restructuring & recovery team
Glasgow-based law firm Gilson Gray’s has announced the appointment of Shirley Li-Ting to strengthen its business restructuring & recovery team.
With over 16 years of professional experience, Ms Li-Ting joins as a senior associate within the business restructuring & recovery and corporate teams, where she will work closely with heads Craig Darling and Derek Hamill.
She joins from Maclay Murray & Spens and will split her time between the Gilson Gray’s Glasgow base and its Edinburgh office.
Originally from Glasgow, she began her law career with DLA Piper before becoming a Director at Maclay Murray & Spens. She is highly regarded in the restructuring market and has a breadth of experience across a number of sectors making her a key addition to Gilson Gray.
Ms Li-Ting said: “I admire the story behind the set-up of the firm and the journey they have been on so far. The next phase of the journey will be an important one so it is an exciting time to be joining.
“What attracted me to Gilson Gray was the following: The firm knows exactly where it is going and has a solid and defined plan to get there. Gilson Gray fully recognizes that its people are core to its business and that without its people, there is no business. Gilson Gray’s ethos and culture is refreshing and I am really looking forward to working with a team of likeminded people.”
Meanwhile, the firm also announced the appointment of Strathclyde University graduate Laura Burns who will take over as head of private client as an associate, bringing the firm’s headcount to 103.
She said: “Gilson Gray is making its mark in the industry and is emerging as a force to be reckoned with. In seeking to be the best option for clients across its services has also had very deserving commercial success.
“The opportunity for development in my own career and with the firm is fantastic and I am excited to become a part of the team. It is fantastic to finally have a Scottish legal firm that offers top talent associated with the biggest firms, but from a more personable, reactive business.”
Ms Burns was born and raised in Glasgow and recently became STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualified.
Glen Gilson, managing partner at Gilson Gray, said: “Our ethos is to give every single client the opportunity to work with the best legal talent in Scotland – and with Shirley and Laura we are very much continuing that.
“The knowledge and experience they both bring to their fields is exemplary and they are shining examples of what we do best.
“Both these areas of expertise are integral to our full-service ethos so it is vital that we have this level of pedigree to help safely move things forward.”