Law firm gets first residential legal director 


JOANNE Cruickshank has joined independent law firm Morton Fraser as the first legal director in its Residential Property team. 
She brings 26 years of experience in property law to the team of nine, having previously been a partner at Pagan Osborne, Aberdein Considine and Raeburn Christie Clarke and Wallace. 
Morton Fraser created the role to drive “commercial success and enhance the career opportunities for its people”.
Ms Cruickshank will take responsibility for Morton Fraser’s conveyancing services within its residential property team and will work alongside head of estate agency, Denise McKenzie.
Chris Harte, chief executive of Morton Fraser said, “Joanne has a great track record and her appointment, in the newly created legal director role, was a natural choice. It will allow us to build on the achievements of the residential property team.

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Old Edinburgh hotel gets new management team


The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square has appointed South African Johan Scheepers as general manager following a multi-million pound refurbishment of what is one of the capital’s oldest hotels.
He will be supported by hotel manager Gillian Mylles, from Aberdeen, who has also joined the venue.
Bringing with them more than 32 years of hospitality experience internationally and across Scotland, the appointments follow a transformation of 199 bedroom and 18 suites in addition to a new reception and lobby area.
Currently owned by Principal Hotel Company though Starwood Capital, the hotel originally opened in 1881.
Mr Scheepers has previously worked at The Maslow Hotel, Sun City Resort in South Africa, the Radisson Edwardian Group, Guoman and Thistle, and a regional role with Macdonald Hotels and Resorts in Manchester.

Digital studio makes Parisian hire


GLASGOW-based design studio Senshi Digital has appointed Justine Christment, a multi-lingual Parisian with experience of working with the likes of Renault and BNP Paribas.
Ms Christment left her native France for Glasgow in October 2016, with her partner, who works for an Islay whisky distillery. She soon found work translating copy for a number of wine and spirit producers looking to sell in France, but her love of travel drew her to tourism specialist Senshi Digital.
Chris Torres, chief executive of Senshi Digital, said: “Justine is exactly the sort of person we are looking for with Senshi. She’s smart, enthusiastic, committed, and has the world-wide outlook of a seasoned traveller."