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Burness Paull partners with groundbreaking rewilding charity

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.

Published 30 September 2021

Sophia Harrison: Time bar decision tough on claimants

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

Immigration expert Grace McGill moves to Burness Paull

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

Inaugural Theresa Hunt Prize in Excellence awarded

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

Burness Paull profits soar by 39% in spite of pandemic challenges

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

Blog: Wearing it well

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 partners with The Robertson Trust to provide legal pathway for students

Burness Paull is to partner with The Robertson Trust to offer Scotland’s first 'legal career pathway'.

Published 4 August 2021

Burness Paull signs Terra Carta pledge

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: Sports governance – swimming caps, regulations and the drive for inclusivity

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: Indirect sex discrimination – update and guidance

Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited.

Published 1 July 2021

Scott McGeachy: European Commission publishes final version of New Standard Contractual Clauses

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

Demand for restructuring support sees Burness Paull recruit Allana Sweeney

Burness Paull has appointed insolvency lawyer Allana Sweeney in response to the continued growth of its restructuring and insolvency practice.

Published 2 June 2021

Burness Paull set to lead on energy transition with appointment of Bob Ruddiman

One of the UK’s leading energy lawyers, Bob Ruddiman, has joined Burness Paull.

Published 13 May 2021

Companies must invest in pensions to free up next generation of talent

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 appoints Emma Smith first ever inclusion and wellbeing manager

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