Audrey Dishington to Join Thorntons in St Andrews

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Fife with the appointment of Audrey Dishington as a Partner.

A specialist in private client work – with significant expertise in succession planning, taxation, trusts, charity law and adults with incapacity – her arrival bolsters the firm’s legal offerings in these practice areas across Fife.

Audrey has spent the past 21 years at Pagan Osborne, the last three as the board member responsible for the leadership, client and business development, and performance delivery of all of its legal teams.

Craig Nicol, joint Managing Partner at Thorntons, said: “Audrey is a highly-respected specialist, with a great deal of experience in dealing with a broad range of legal issues. She has exactly the sort of skills and knowledge that will enable us to enhance the service we can offer to our private clients both in St Andrews, the East Neuk and across Fife as a whole.

“This is an exciting time for Thorntons in St Andrews. Over the past few years, we have grown our team and expanded our presence in the area through a range of mergers and strategic hires such as Audrey – this can only be of benefit to our clients.”

Audrey initially joined Pagan Osborne in 1996 to run its lettings department, before embarking on a law degree.

She won Trainee of the Year in 2007 and Rising Star of the Year in 2010, along with 'Student Practitioner of the Year (Taxation)' at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Awards in 2012.

Audrey, who lives in Lundin Links, said: “I am looking forward to assisting in the development of Thorntons’ private client business in St Andrews and the East Neuk.

“I have watched the firm’s growth in recent years, but what has impressed me most has been its commitment to the development of its people and enhancement of its offering to clients.

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