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. The tales of daily life in
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. Chris Gotts and Edward Hunter (corporate & capi
A Scottish lawyer has become the first in the UK to be officially recognised as leader in legal technology. Sam Moore, innovation manager at Burness Paull, has been awarded ‘Accredited Legal Technologist’ status by the Law Society of Scotland.
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Solicitor Graeme Di Rollo of Burness Paull examines the Supreme Court's ruling in Shanks v Unilever. This week, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in a long-running legal saga between Unilever and a now former employee called Professor Shanks. The case concerned Prof. Shanks
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. That something might be mo
Increased demand for guidance on boardroom governance has seen financial services adviser Malcolm Wood drafted in to a consultancy role with Burness Paull LLP. Mr Wood recently stepped down as group company secretary of Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to that he successfully led the in-house legal and s
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. Burness Paull chair Peter Lawson s
Burness Paull LLP has confirmed three promotions to partner and one new lateral partner hire. The firm has promoted energy lawyers Neil Bruce and Peter Ward to partner.
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 th
A new advice service dedicated to working with companies to enhance their boardroom governance has been launched by Burness Paull LLP. The firm has assembled a trio of heavyweight consultants with vast experience in corporate business, both in legal and governance roles, to deliver the new offering.
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. Iain Miller was the senior construction lawyer for Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited – the developmen
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. The firm has offered to provide one week of work experience to a student who is currently in second or third year of the LLB de
Scottish law firm Burness Paull has reported profits of £23.8 million on turnover of £57.6 million for the year to July 2018. Latest results filed with Companies House have revealed the firm’s highest-earning partner enjoyed a profit share of £634,000 with
Peter Ward looks at what's in store for the renewables sector after Brexit. Much has been written about the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s renewable energy sector. Common themes that have emerged are loss of investor confidence, concerns over energy security and delays in much nee