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Jamie Kerr: Twenty insights into the UK’s immigration system

Jamie Kerr provides 20 insights into what the UK immigration system might have in store in the coming years.

Published 13 January 2020

Angels to get investment angles covered by leading law firm

The process for investing in Scottish companies is to be streamlined thanks to a partnership between the national association for business angels and Burness Paull.LINC Scotland supports the business angel market, making targeted introductions to well-matched business angels and helping entrepreneurs understand what it takes for a company to be ‘investible’. It also gives investors access to advice on tax incentives, legal and technical issues, as well as peer group connections and support.LINC has teamed up with Burness Paull to review and update standard investment documents and guidelines for angel investors and high-growth companies in a bid to make the process as smooth as possible and encourage more investment in Scottish businesses.The two organisations are also working together on developing an 'Exit Readiness' package to simplify the requirements for investors and companies when the time comes to sell their shares and to ensure that companies are prepared for an exit.

Published 19 December 2019

Ewan McIntyre: A legal letter from Lyon ‘part trois’ - c’est fini

Ewan McIntyre is a consultant to Burness Paull and expert in professional negligence and financial services litigation with over 25 years’ experience. He is currently enjoying a secondment with Racine, one of the main independent French law firms, in its Lyon office.

Published 29 November 2019

Burness Paull advises on Seven Energy acquisition

Burness Paull advised on the corporate and capital-markets aspects of UK-based independent oil & gas company Savannah Petroleum plc’s deal to acquire the assets of Seven Energy in Nigeria, which involved a $125 million equity fundraising.

Published 26 November 2019

Burness Paull lawyer becomes first accredited legal technologist

A Scottish lawyer has become the first in the UK to be officially recognised as leader in legal technology.

Published 18 November 2019

Deals roundup

Published 15 November 2019

Graeme Di Rollo: Shanks v Unilever - A win for inventors in the Supreme Court

Solicitor Graeme Di Rollo of Burness Paull examines the Supreme Court's ruling in Shanks v Unilever.

Published 25 October 2019

Ewan McIntyre: A legal letter from Lyon

Ewan McIntyre, partner at Burness Paull and expert in professional negligence and financial services litigation with over 25 years’ experience, is currently enjoying a secondment with Racine, one of the main independent French law firms, in its Lyon office.

Published 25 October 2019

Malcolm Wood joins Burness Paull

Increased demand for guidance on boardroom governance has seen financial services adviser Malcolm Wood drafted in to a consultancy role with Burness Paull LLP.

Published 14 October 2019

Turnover up, profits slip as Burness Paull invests in the future

Burness Paull has reported a rise in turnover for its financial year ending 31 July 2019, posting an annual income of £58.5 million – up two per cent from £57.6m in 2017/18. Profit at the firm was £22m, down eight per cent from £23.8m.

Published 14 August 2019

Quartet of new partners at Burness Paull

Burness Paull LLP has confirmed three promotions to partner and one new lateral partner hire.

Published 9 August 2019

Major deals show that Scotland’s capital remains a financial powerhouse

Edinburgh is still holding its own as one of Europe’s most influential financial services hubs despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty according to an expert in the sector.The first six months of 2019 has seen strong levels of activity in financial services, with a range of deals taking place in the last quarter which showed UK financial services organisations continuing to make ambitious strategic investment decisions at both domestic and international levels.Consolidation in the sector continues to be active, as evidenced by Standard Life Aberdeen’s announcement earlier this week of its latest deal by financial advice arm 1825. The deal to take over the £1.7bn financial advisory business of Grant Thornton is the eighth as part of its ongoing strategic acquisition trail. An 80 per cent stake in First Mortgage Direct was recently sold to AIM-listed Mortgage Advice Bureau, allowing both companies to combine their market share to achieve growth plans. And Royal London’s recent disposal of its defined benefit pensions consulting business to XPS Group is an important part of the FTSE-listed group’s expansion plans.Commenting on the latest market activity, Walter Clark, head of financial sector at Burness Paull, said: “Businesses can’t afford to wait around for clarity where the environment is one of continual uncertainty. Most are cracking on with their strategic objectives, particularly in UK-centric businesses and also much further afield.

Published 3 July 2019

Burness Paull assembles expert boardroom governance team

A new advice service dedicated to working with companies to enhance their boardroom governance has been launched by Burness Paull LLP.

Published 14 June 2019

Construction law expert switches from Battersea to Granite City

A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work in Aberdeen, having played a key role in the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station in London.

Published 16 May 2019

Burness Paull offers work experience to ethnic minority law students

The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers' Association (SEMLA) has announced a partnership with Burness Paull to offer a week of work experience to one of its student members.

Published 24 April 2019