PRESS RELEASE - McQueen Legal, today, announces the promotion of Pamela McKeand to Partner.
The promotion of Pamela comes when she is currently off on maternity leave. The firm, which has 20 staff (95% of which are women) and is lead by an all-female Partnership, invests considerably in it’s staff and understands the pressures facing females in the legal profession today. In addition to excellent remuneration and a focus on a healthy work / life balance, McQueen Legal offers all staff flexible working schemes, an offer that is utilised successfully from both a team, and a client perspective.
The firm is recognised for being a family friendly firm and for supporting local community causes. Their recent partnership with Marie Curie, along with their involvement in local fetes and their famous annual Santa’s Grotto event, emphasise the spirit and culture of the firm.
Partner Mary McQueen comments: “As a firm of only female partners for a long time, we are delighted to be promoting another female solicitor and helping her to break through that glass ceiling. Reports still show a gender gap in the UK’s workforce and despite equal numbers of men and women studying law at university, there are relatively few females who reach the top of the big law firms. From work environments to career progression it is important that the legal profession starts to nurture the talent it has developed. Pamela will be an asset to our clients and will further strengthen the firm’s residential conveyancing and estate agency services.”
Pamela adds: “It is refreshing to be working at a firm who recognise the important of nurturing female talent and in an environment that cultivates this. In today’s world this should be a given, but unfortunately in many law firms this is not always the case".
Pamela qualified as a solicitor in 1999, and specialises in residential property. She also has experience in private client work and joined McQueen Legal from Anderson Strathern in 2013.
Established over 35 years ago, McQueen Legal has offices in Bruntsfield, Chesser and Gorebridge.