Macroberts’ appoints four new partners

John Macmillan

MacRoberts has appointed four new partners in a move that will add to the firm’s current range of specialisms.

Neil Amner, Robin Corbett, Martin Sales and Martin Gallaher, will join the firm from DWF (which merged with Biggart Baillie in 2012), and will further strengthen the highly respected construction, real estate and projects practice groups.

They will operate out of MacRoberts’ Glasgow and Edinburgh offices, but work Scotland-wide in sectors including transport, energy, construction, projects and planning.

Neil Amner, a transport, environmental and parliamentary lawyer, is deputy president of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

As head of construction, infrastructure and projects for Scotland, he recently led the DWF team that advised Transport Scotland on the procurement and award of the new ScotRail Franchise which starts in April.

Also part of that team was Martin Gallaher, whose expertise includes PPP/PFI, rail and infrastructure contracts and public procurement.

Robin Corbett’s main expertise is in commercial real estate and he works with clients in the oil and gas, mining, transport and education sectors.

He was head of DWF’s education sector group in Scotland, and led the firm’s UK sub-sector group for mining and minerals.

Martin Sales, who was head of wind power at DWF, is a planning specialist with expertise in onshore wind farms, mineral developments, marine related issues, inshore infrastructure and cultural heritage issues.

The latest appointments were welcomed by John Macmillan, who last September was elected as MacRoberts’ managing partner for a second time.

Mr Macmillan said: “I am delighted that Neil, Martin, Robin and Martin are joining us, and are bringing their considerable experience to complement the skills and expertise already at MacRoberts.”

Last year MacRoberts announced a rise in profits and saw turnover grow to just under £18 million.

Two new partners arrived in October when Rod Munro, who specialises in project finance, and Craig Bradshaw, whose specialism is in non-contentious construction work, joined from Maclay Murray and Spens (MMS).

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