Burness Paull charts future growth with partner promotions

Burness Paull charts future growth with partner promotions

Pictured (L-R): Fiona Clarke, Claire MacPherson, Caroline Maciver, Catriona Macallan and Paul Scullion

Five new partner promotions at Burness Paull signal the legal brand’s confidence in future growth after delivering a strong performance through 2020. 

The five are drawn from three of the firm’s strongest performing divisions. 

Catriona Macallan and Paul Scullion boost Burness Paull’s corporate finance team, with Ms Macallan reinforcing the firm’s investor and investee private equity expertise while Mr Scullion has developed a technology and life sciences-centred practice in venture capital and M&A. Both represent international investors and Ms Macallan brings the added benefit of being fluent in Mandarin and a deep knowledge of East Asia – she leads the firm’s China desk. 

Caroline Maciver increases the resources of the firm’s construction & projects practice where she leads on large, complex disputes in the private and public sectors and adds momentum to the firm’s, dynamic renewables practice. 

Corporate finance and construction are long-standing strengths of the firm, while its private client proposition has had a more recent reinvention – a success story now acknowledged with the promotion of Claire MacPherson and Fiona Clarke to partner.  

Peter Lawson, chair of Burness Paull, commented: “We’re an ambitious firm and these promotions reflect the confident future of our clients and acknowledge the quality and talent development across our business. 

“Promotions in corporate finance and construction build on the strong, market-leading platforms we’ve already established in these divisions, while our private client team is demonstrating that our mix of empathy, pragmatism and high professional standards is as potent for individuals and families as it is for enterprise and the public sector.

“The high ratio of female appointments is also gratifying, all the promotions have been made purely on merit but it underlines our commitment to a level playing field within the firm.”

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