Pinsent Masons

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Pinsent Masons has appointed Edinburgh-based solicitor advocate Jim Cormack KC as head of its risk advisory services (RAS) group. Mr Cormack succeeds Glasgow-based Laura Cameron, who on taking on the role seven years ago was Pinsent Masons’ first female group head and first female board member

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The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill was introduced into the UK Parliament last week and makes provision for minimum service levels to be stipulated for health services, fire and rescue services, education services, transport services, decommissioning of nuclear installations and management of

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Pinsent Masons' Scottish corporate team looks back on 2022, having advised on deals worth billions of pounds in various sectors, and discusses its outlook for the year ahead. The stand-out deal in the last 12 months was Ithaca Energy’s £2.5 billion listing on the main London Stock Exchan

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A barista who is determined to carve out a career in law has been awarded the Kirk Murdoch Scholarship, which was set up in memory of the respected lawyer and business leader. Jo MacLeod, 27, worked in a number of retail jobs after leaving school but gave up her full-time Starbucks position to retur

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A new duty is being proposed in Scotland that would require employers to pay for transport home for staff working late night shifts, writes Audrey Ferrie. Scottish Greens MSP Maggie Chapman is working with Unite Hospitality and others to prepare a members’ bill which would require compani

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The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has proposed a major change to the rules that govern the termination of leases of commercial property in Scotland, giving landlords and tenants greater flexibility. In a new report the SLC concluded that the Scots law doctrine of “tacit relocation”

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Pinsent Masons has partnered with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to launch a fine art photography award and to support a bursary scheme which helps potential students prepare for entry to college or art school. The award winners will receive a £1,000 cash prize and their work will feature in

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Pinsent Masons has advised space flight company, Orbital Express Launch Limited (known as Orbex), on securing the land rights needed to build and run the UK’s first spaceport in Scotland. Pinsent Masons advised Orbex on all aspects of its negotiations and leasing agreements with Highlands and

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The Court of Session has confirmed that courts will enforce any alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions which are written into contracts and will uphold the power and discretion of the decision makers in those processes, writes Steven Blane. Lord Lake’s opinion demonstrates that t

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Stacy Keen, senior associate at Pinsent Masons, urges businesses and lawyers to take caution over Russia sanctions targets following a money laundering red alert. A “red alert” issued by the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT) outlines the expectations of UK regulators

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Pinsent Masons has announced that Andrew Masraf will succeed Richard Foley as the firm’s senior partner on 1 October 2022. During his 28 years at the firm, Mr Masraf has held a number of leadership roles including global head of corporate and, more recently global head of the firm’s tran

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Revenue at Pinsent Masons increased by just under six per cent to £531.1m while profit per equity partner rose by just over 16 per cent to £739,000 from £636,000, the firm's latest financial results show. In addition to commercial results, the firm measures itself against other met

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