Suzanne Chaudhry joins the Edinburgh team with 22 years of experience in business development and marketing.
Her career history has seen Suzanne head up marketing responsibilities for leading professional services firms Shepherd and Wedderburn and Ryden, most recently holding the position of Marketing and Business Development Director for Scott-Moncrieff since 2011.
She said: “Working in professional services I couldn’t fail to be impressed by the launch of Gilson Gray and its totally different proposition as a legal firm.
“It was this dynamic and entrepreneurial approach that attracted me – being forward-thinking in this way is a vital element of business development.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of the firm at this exciting time of growth and expansion, not just in scale but in expertise too.”
Driven by an ethos to hire only the best talent in the country, Gilson Gray has rapidly grown to more than 150 staff members across offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Lothian since its launch in 2014.
The firm recently announced its expansion to take over its second office in Edinburgh, number six Rutland Square, increasing its total office space in the capital to 21,000 sq. ft.
Teamed with a number of high-profile appointments and promotions, Gilson Gray is now one of Scotland’s fastest-growing companies, according to Managing Partner, Glen Gilson.
He said: “Everything we have achieved to date at Gilson Gray has been driven by a desire to be the best place to work in Scottish law.
“We pride ourselves on doing things differently and cherry-pick only the very best talent to be part of our team, which has allowed us to expand at the rate that we have.
“This attitude towards culture and client focus has seen Gilson Gray become one of the leading businesses of its kind in Scotland.
“Suzanne is a very welcome addition to our talented team and brings with her a valuable insight and knowledge of this sector – and crucially – the wider business community.
“Her role will be central in continuing this development and we think she’ll be a fantastic fit.”
Gilson Gray was the largest full-service law firm launch in Scottish legal history when it opened simultaneously in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The firm has enjoyed multi award winning status from the offset receiving accolades such as Law Firm of the Year, Corporate Firm of the Year, Insolvency Firm of the Year, Litigation Firm of the Year and New Scottish Business of the Year across a multitude of different business and legal awards including The Law Awards of Scotland, The Scottish Variety Awards and The ACQ5 legal awards.
Managing Partner Glen Gilson has also been recognised as Managing Partner of the Year twice in the last five years and is recognised as one of the leading figures in Scottish law.