Burness Paull promotes new partner from within

New Burness Paull partner Theresa Hunt
New Burness Paull partner Theresa Hunt

A lawyer specialising in planning and licensing has been promoted to partner level in the Aberdeen office of Burness Paull.

The firm said Theresa Hunt’s more senior role would see her supporting an “ambitious multi-sector property and infrastructure growth strategy.

Ms Hunt is a specialist in planning applications and appeals. She also provides environmental consenting advice for development proposals to developers, private individuals and public bodies.

In addition, she leads the firm’s licensing practice and appears regularly at hearings across Scotland and in England.

Burness Paull chairman Peter Lawson said: “We place huge importance in recruiting into our business and developing personable and high-performing talent.

“Theresa is very deserving of her promotion, and having joined the firm as a trainee in 2002 she is testimony that our strategy is working well.

“As part of our highly-regarded planning team, Theresa supports our property and infrastructure clients in shaping the future of the built environment in towns and cities, and anticipating where future developments will take place.”

He added: “She is a terrific lawyer, with huge energy and passion for her work, and we are delighted to assume her as partner.”

Burness Paull employs more than 530 people, including 69 partners, across offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.