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.
Published 17 September 2021
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.
Published 13 September 2021
A student of law at the University of Aberdeen has become the first ever recipient of a new annual award in honour of a successful lawyer from the city who passed away last year.
Published 10 September 2021
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.
Published 30 August 2021
Roddy Cairns and Chloe Hussey look at the relaxation of rules prohibiting athletes at the Olympic Games from expressing their political views.
Published 12 August 2021
Burness Paull is to partner with The Robertson Trust to offer Scotland’s first 'legal career pathway'.
Published 4 August 2021
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.
Published 21 July 2021
Stephen Farrell takes a look at whether sports governance bodies are doing enough to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion.
Published 9 July 2021
Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited.
Published 1 July 2021
The European Commission has published the final version of the new Standard Contractual Clauses (New SCCs). This is an important development for multinational companies, and for any business that engages in international data transfers, writes Scott McGeachy.
Published 8 June 2021
Burness Paull has appointed insolvency lawyer Allana Sweeney in response to the continued growth of its restructuring and insolvency practice.
Published 2 June 2021
One of the UK’s leading energy lawyers, Bob Ruddiman, has joined Burness Paull.
Published 13 May 2021
Businesses that fail to provide for employees’ retirement are storing up a potential staffing crisis according to a new report on the challenges facing boards in dealing with pension liabilities.
Published 20 April 2021
Burness Paull has underlined its commitment to diversity and the health of its staff by appointing a dedicated inclusion and wellbeing manager.
Published 7 April 2021
Financial services specialist Caroline Stevenson has joined Burness Paull as head of its dedicated FS regulatory team.
Published 24 February 2021