Pinsent Masons

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Pinsent Masons is one of the first law firms to have its global net-zero target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as it doubles down on efforts to reduce its impact on climate change. The firm’s objective is to reach net-zero by 2040 – five years ahead of the Scott

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Tom Stocker, partner and sanctions expert at Pinsent Masons, discusses the implications for businesses that comply with sanctions on Russian trade. Despite successive rounds of UK, EU and US sanctions ratcheting up the pressure on Putin’s government and a further round of sanctions being immin

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The Scottish government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme will be expanded. The pilot SBS scheme, designed to replace the EWS1 external wall assessment process in Scotland, came

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Businesses that breach UK consumer protection laws will be subject to fines of up to 10 per cent of their annual global turnover under proposed changes to UK legislation. The plans are part of a broader suit of legislative changes which will bolster the UK’s consumer law enforcement regime. Ou

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Pinsent Masons has significantly increased its rewards package for entry-level lawyers by boosting starting salaries by £16,000. Newly qualified (NQ) lawyers offered positions in the firm’s three Scottish offices will receive salaries of £61,000 – a 35.5 per cent increase on

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Pinsent Masons has promoted six Scotland-based lawyers to partner in a 23-strong promotion round, while three senior associates in Scotland have been promoted to legal director. Glasgow-based Geraldine Kelm, head of account management for Vario Flexible Services in UK and Asia Pacific, has bolstered

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Pinsent Masons has completed a move into new offices in the centre of Edinburgh’s financial district. More than 200 lawyers and business operations colleagues will have access to the 25,000 sq ft premises in Capital Square in Morrison Street where Pinsent Masons continues to adopt an agile app

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As businesses return from festive slumber, it’s an opportune time to consider how they can meet expectations on diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters in 2022. Some clients have expressed frustration at the lack of progress in terms of reaching their D&I objectives despite the substanti

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Mathematician and architect of the Tesco Clubcard, Clive Humby, is said to have coined the phrase “Data is the new oil” back in 2006, and this sentiment was echoed in a later Economist report titled: “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. Launc

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Edinburgh University law student, Felix Main, has been named as the third recipient of the Kirk Murdoch Scholarship, which was set up in memory of the highly respected lawyer. The scholarship provides financial support, professional mentoring, a place in Pinsent Masons’ summer vacation program

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Pictured (L-R): Natalie McBride, Jack Hamilton, Rachel Trease, Jaimie-Jean Hunter Four young lawyers have taken another step up the legal career ladder after being offered positions at Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen.

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Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed oil and gas specialist Bruce McLeod as a partner based in its Aberdeen office. Previously a partner with a Scottish-based firm for 17 years, Mr McLeod has an extensive track-record advising on oil and gas infrastructure and M&A negotiations, an

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Pinsent Masons partner Alastair Morrison has been appointed as chair of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), the parent charity of Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh's Filmhouse and Aberdeen's Belmont Filmhouse. Mr Morrison, who will take up the role from 30 August 2021, is partner a

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