Scotland’s fastest-growing, full-service legal firm, Gilson Gray, has set its sights on nationwide expansion of its real estate team, following the appointment of senior expert, Gregor Duthie.

Joining from DWF (formerly Biggart Baillie), where he spent more than 13 years, Duthie will join as an associate and will work primarily from Gilson Gray’s Glasgow office.

Duthie was the leading associate in the Scottish real estate finance team at DWF – a top-20 UK nationwide law firm – and the appointment represents another significant scalp for Gilson Gray who, since its groundbreaking launch in 2014, has cherry-picked talent from many of the country’s largest firms.

Duthie is also a prodigious musician, having performed at the BBC proms at the Royal Albert Hall and also serves as an artistic director at Glasgow Music Theatre.

Gregor said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my time at DWF and I am appreciative of the opportunities it gave me to develop my skills, client understanding and reputation, working on top international and domestic projects.

‘It would always take something exceptional to make me consider leaving after 13 years – and in Gilson Gray I believe I have found just that.

‘There is a real energy here, the firm is new – and yet for a legal business of its age boasts the talent to match the biggest entities out there.

‘After the downturn, when so many Scottish firms sought solace with mergers, or broke up entirely, it left a real gap in the market. Gilson Gray has filled that gap and its success since launching is testament to its level of service.’