Burness Paull has partnered with sustainability consultancy Thrive to expand its ESG advisory offering in response to growing demand from clients.
Burness Paull has appointed Mark Kirke as a partner in its construction and projects team as the firm seeks to address increasing client demand and to seize opportunities in a sector witnessing substantial investment. Mr Kirke, who is dual-qualified in English and Scots law and recognised as a
Burness Paull has bolstered its rural business offering with the addition of a six-person team led by agriculture and estates specialist Linda Tinson. Ms Tinson has been appointed as a partner in Burness Paull’s real estate division and head of the firm’s expanded rural business practice
Opinion: What the Shortage Occupation List expansion means for employing migrant workers in construction
Jamie Kerr and Alex McLean provide some practical information on how the construction sector can benefit from the expansion of the Shortage Occupation List. In an attempt to address skills and labour shortages in the construction sector, a new report has recommended a number of changes to the UK vis
Burness Paull has appointed media, entertainment and sports specialist Fraser MacKinven as a partner in its technology and commercial division. Mr MacKinven, who worked in Burness Paull’s corporate finance team earlier in his career, re-joins from Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment, where he
Burness Paull has appointed real estate lawyer David Stewart as a partner, bringing the firm's total to 86 partners across its Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Mr Stewart joins the firm from Morton Fraser and brings more than 20 years of experience, with a particularly strong background in i
Prior to the British Nationality Act 1981, any child born in the UK was automatically a British citizen, writes Nikki Weir. The 1981 Act, which came into force in January 1983, introduced the requirement for a child born in the UK to have at least one parent who is British or ‘settled’ a
Burness Paull is to relocate its Aberdeen team to a new prime office in the Marischal Square development. The firm will occupy the entire second floor of 2MSQ, the grade A building which is helping to regenerate the east end of the city centre.
Edward Hunter, a partner in Burness Paull’s corporate finance team, has been recognised as a rising star in an industry benchmark. The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 list, which it describes as “the crème de la crème of the legal world”, features “the most daring
December has been a busy month for the Burness Paull Foundation, with the firm’s annual Christmas appeal raising money for food and fuel banks across Scotland. Donations totalling £4,730 were made to the Cyrenians in Aberdeen, the Trussell Trust in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the Fuel Ban
Hamaira Aslam, senior solicitor in Burness Paull's English real estate team, has won the award for Best in Law at the Scottish Asian and Business Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of Scottish-Asian businesses and professionals, showcase the strength of the Asian community, and demonstrat
Burness Paull has been recognised as a top 75 employer in the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employer Index 2022 for the first time. The index is an annual benchmarking tool for organisations looking to understand how they are performing on social mobility and where they can improve. It is compi
A team from Burness Paull raised over £11,000 by growing moustaches and taking part in physical challenges during ‘Movember’ this year.
Burness Paull has appointed Christine Yuill as a partner, as the firm responds to growing client demand for expert tax advice. Ms Yuill, who is ranked by Chambers and is a chartered tax adviser, joins Burness Paull from Pinsent Masons.
Students from Stirling University visited Burness Paull in Edinburgh last week to get a taste of life at the firm.