Burness Paull

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Burness Paull has appointed insolvency lawyer Allana Sweeney in response to the continued growth of its restructuring and insolvency practice. Over the past 12 months the firm has taken lead roles in the insolvency/restructuring processes of high-profile businesses such as Premier Oil, Arcadia, Pizz

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One of the UK’s leading energy lawyers, Bob Ruddiman, has joined Burness Paull. Mr Ruddiman will lead and grow the energy team at Burness Paull – combining its renewables and oil & gas practices.In his previous role at Pinsent Masons, where he held a number of senior leadership posit

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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. An ethical approach to investing in pensions and eradicating the gender pensions gap were among a

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Burness Paull has underlined its commitment to diversity and the health of its staff by appointing a dedicated inclusion and wellbeing manager. In what is believed to be a first for a Scottish corporate law firm, Emma Smith has taken up a new post dedicated to overseeing the firm’s respect and

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Financial services specialist Caroline Stevenson has joined Burness Paull as head of its dedicated FS regulatory team. The firm has recruited Ms Stevenson to take advantage of a market in Scotland that has continued to perform strongly throughout the pandemic, but which is facing a new regulatory la

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Five new partner promotions at Burness Paull signal the legal brand’s confidence in future growth after delivering a strong performance through 2020.  The five are drawn from three of the firm’s strongest performing divisions. 

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Mandy Laurie of Burness Paull explores whether employers can force employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Since Margaret Keenan became the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine in the UK, the rest of the nation has watched on as the introduction of two vaccines and the approval of a third h

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