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.
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
Burness Paull has been awarded a band one ranking in the first ever fintech guide for Scotland issued by the Chambers and Partners legal directory. Industry figures interviewed by Chambers cited the fact there was “no other firm with such a high-profile and in-depth connectivity to the Scottis
Ruaridh Cole has been made up to partner at Burness Paull. Mr Cole is a member of the firm’s funds team and specialises in the formation, structuring and closing of private investment funds and acts for institutional investors in relation to their investments in funds around the world.
One of the most highly-rated experts in public and parliamentary law has joined Burness Paull. Fiona Killen, who was previously with Anderson Strathern, brings experience of working directly within Parliament, public sector, higher education and professional bodies and advising a wide range of
Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has reported a 14 per cent increase in profits to £25 million in its latest financial year, which includes almost five months of working in lockdown. In the financial year ending 31 July 2020, the firm posted an annual income of £60.5m, up three per
Sarah Stewart considers the Scottish government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or
Burness Paull has added a quartet of high-profile new partners to its ranks to help businesses navigate through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazel Moffat, who was previously at DLA Piper, will lead a new public law and regulatory division at the firm. Ms Moffat is a highly skilled and experi
Colleagues at Burness Paull have said they are heartbroken after the sudden passing of a partner at the firm. Theresa Hunt, who was based in the firm’s Aberdeen office and a leading member of its specialist planning law team, passed away on Friday 24 July. She was 40 years old.
One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland. The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise across
Burness Paull has completed a multimillion-pound fundraising round which saw the firm's top equity partners double their capital stakes to £300,000, The Lawyer reports. Partners chose to inject the cash into the business instead of raise bank borrowings. The firm has also reduced its monthly d
Bill Gates famously said “intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana”. If this suggests he is not a huge fan of intellectual property rights that is certainly not reflected by Microsoft, the company in which he made his fortune. Microsoft has an enormous patent portfolio in exc
Burness Paull LLP has been confirmed as the top-performing legal dealmaker in Scotland for the fifth year in succession. The firm advised on 304 publishable transactions with a cumulative value of £31.4 billion - topping the figures for the previous 12 months, 263 deals worth £30.1 billi
Michael Thomson, head of Burness Paull’s restructuring and insolvency practice, has been named in The Hot 100 as one of the UK legal sector’s rising stars. The annual list, compiled by The Lawyer magazine, recognises the most innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practic
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