The Burness Paull Foundation completed another 12 months of helping good causes on a high with its annual Christmas appeal – raising £3,530 for the Scottish Refugee Council. A combination of foundation funding and contributions from Burness Paull colleagues, the donation was handed over
Chris Mackay reveals whether courts can be used to recover documents relating to adjudication. Can you use the courts to recover documents from another party for the purposes of adjudication in Scotland?
On 29 November 2021, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £17 million on Clearview AI Inc, a facial recognition company, writes Kevin McDade. In addition, the ICO has issued a provisional notice to st
Burness Paull has been named Legal Advisor of the Year at the 2021 Scottish Business Insider Deals & Dealmakers Awards and winner of a UK-wide diversity award for its work on raising awareness of menopause in the workplace. The firm, which has topped the table of corporate dealmakers in Scotland
Burness Paull has signed an agreement to become the exclusive Scottish law firm pro-bono partner of the Lifescape Project, a specialist charity set up to promote the creation, restoration and protection of wild landscapes, including in Scotland. Bringing together science, technology, law, economics
Time bar is a very complex area of law in Scotland relating to the period in which a claim for breach of duty can be pursued. The Scottish government has recently reformed the law and passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 – but it is not yet in force. In the meantime, the recent dec
Burness Paull has added the most highly-rated immigration lawyer in Scotland and her team to its ranks to support clients in dealing with increasingly complex international visa and employment regulations.
Commercial law firm Burness Paull recorded profits of £33.3 million in 2020/21, a staggering rise of 39 per cent on the previous year, in spite of the economic upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm attributed its strong revenue performance to an intense programme of client listening and
Roddy Cairns and Chloe Hussey look at the relaxation of rules prohibiting athletes at the Olympic Games from expressing their political views. The Olympic Games has long held itself out as a designated “no-politics zone”. That status is protected by rule 50.2 of the Olympic Cha
Burness Paull is to partner with The Robertson Trust to offer Scotland’s first 'legal career pathway'. The pathway will give students who face financial barriers wider access to the legal profession as part of The Robertson Trust ‘Journey to Success’ scholarship programme.
Burness Paull has become the first Scottish law firm to become a signatory to the Terra Carta sustainable markets initiative supported by The Prince of Wales. Launched in January 2021, the Terra Carta (rather than the well-formed 'Terrestris Carta') provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move
Stephen Farrell takes a look at whether sports governance bodies are doing enough to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion. As the countdown begins for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 it has been reported that FINA, the International Swimming Association, has made a decision that could have damaging
Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited. Over the past year or so, we have heard a lot about the far-reaching effects of the pandemic and recent research has suggested that working women, in p