Lesley Larg, Thorntons.

Lesley Larg has been the first female managing partner of Thorntons.

Ms Larg, an IP specialist, takes over from Craig Nicol, who served as managing partner for 10 years, six of which were as joint managing associate using Scott Milne.

Ms Larg explained:”I have been a member of Thorntons’ board for many years and have consistently played an active role supporting the firm’s development and growing our progressive internal culture.

“Being managing partner at Thorntons is a real honor and I am proud to set an example for my daughters and inspire fellow women in the business.

“I’m also enthusiastic about creating opportunities and removing obstacles for everybody. It’s an exciting new chapter in my career and also for the business as we begin to implement a new strategic plan, suited to this post-Covid environment, with a continued client-centred strategy and ambitious growth.”

Colin Graham, Thorntons’ chair, added:”We are thrilled to welcome Lesley into her new role as managing partner. We believe she has the skill, drive and skill to lead the company and our coworkers through this next period and she is able to rely on full support from me and everybody in the enterprise.”