Gill Grassie

Gold award for Brodies in World Trademark Review

Law firm Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s list of the world’s 1,000 leading trademark professionals for...
Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn named as a top twenty best legal adviser

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn has been voted a ‘best legal adviser’ in Legal Week’s Best Legal Adviser Report 2016-17, the only Scottish headquartered...
Carol Crowther

Stronachs achieves STEP recognition for Private Client team

Stronachs LLP in Aberdeen has achieved specialist accreditation for its Private Client team, becoming one of only five Scottish practices to be recognised as...
(l-r) Lois Craig, Catherine Bury, Hazel Moir, Allan Collie at Thainstone

Ledingham Chalmers strengthens agricultural offering

A senior associate with Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has joined an elite group of only four lawyers recognised as agricultural law specialists in...
Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn acquires The Commercial Law Practice

Shepherd and Wedderburn has expanded its Aberdeen operations with the acquisition of independent business law firm, The Commercial Law Practice (CLP). The deal is expected...
Richard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal...

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2016. The firm's clear strategic...
Alison Graham

Davidson Chalmers hires marketing and BD specialist

Commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers has announced the appointment of Alison Graham as its new Head of Marketing and Business Development. She joins following...
Chris Gotts

Strong corporate deal activity for Burness Paull

Scottish law firm, Burness Paull has recorded a successful three months, completing close to 50 corporate deals, worth more than £2.5 billion. Among a number...
The Gilson Gray Litigation Team

Gilson Gray lift Litigation Firm of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland

A young and rapidly expanding Scottish law firm has been recognised for its outstanding client service with a win at the country’s premier legal...
Glen Gilson

Gilson Gray M&A success at awards

A Scottish legal firm has seen its hard work recognised after securing the ‘Best M&A Law Firm - Scotland’ at the Acquisitions International M...
Douglas Milne

Two new Scottish Government contract wins for Morton Fraser

Scottish independent law firm, Morton Fraser, has won two key tenders that underline its ongoing support for the Scottish Government and its agencies in...
Grant Campbell

Brodies develops innovative software that identifies Brexit risks

Law firm Brodies LLP has developed innovative software that helps businesses identify contractual risks arising from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The...

Edinburgh company launches a UK first

Electronic signature company Legalesign, which was developed out of the University of Edinburgh technology incubator, has launched a new product called eWitness. The first such...
Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover dips to £12.3m

Scottish legal firm Ledingham Chalmers has recorded group turnover comparable to record figures seen over the last two years. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen,...
Peter Boyd

Boyd Legal Looking to Swoop for ‘Undervalued’ Older Professionals

A Scottish legal firm is bucking an industry trend that is seeing top legal firms forcing out older lawyers – and is instead offering...
Charles Scott

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints new consultant in Aberdeen

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Charles Scott as a consultant to its Aberdeen office. Charles was formerly senior partner at specialist shipping practice,...
Suzanne Hardie

Morton Fraser appoints two new partners

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has promoted two new partners bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 43. Nicola Ross is integral to the...
Penelope Warne

CMS, Nabarro and Olswang to merge to make world’s sixth largest law firm

The Partners of CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to combine their firms and create a new...
From left - Chris Phillips and Pam Loch (credit Stewart Attwood)

Employment law & HR expert expands firm into Scotland

An employment law and HR expert is returning to her roots by launching a specialist practice in Scotland. Pam Loch, who studied accountancy and business...
Kid Harwood

Digital platform aims to streamline legal system in Scotland

LawBid, which launched in England and Wales earlier this year, has now launched in Scotland. The platform aims to streamline the process of finding a...
Chairman Jack Robertson (front centre, holding award) with the team from Thorntons after winning the title of Best Scottish Employer 2016.

Thorntons Crowned Scotland’s Best Employer

Legal practice Thorntons, has been awarded the titles of Large Scottish Employer of the Year and Best Scottish Employer of the Year at Scotland’s...
Dr Julie Nixon

Morton Fraser enhances intellectual property team with key appointment

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has enhanced its intellectual property (IP) expertise with the appointment of Dr Julie Nixon as a Senior Solicitor in...
Murray Soutar, new partner at Gillespie Macandrew.

New partner joins Gillespie Macandrew

Scottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Murray Soutar as a partner to its Land and Rural Business team. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and...
Craig Daniels

Have a business idea? If you do your homework on what needs protecting, then...

Last week we ran an article from Liam Mc Morrow called "Starting a Business – Who Can I Talk to About My Idea and...
(left to right: David Allen, Professor Lorne Crerar, and Donald Shaw).

Harper Macleod expands in Inverness as law firm Allen & Shaw comes on board

Legal firm Harper Macleod has increased its footprint in the Highlands by being joined by Inverness firm Allen & Shaw. The move will see Partners...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

Every day is a school day at Hampton Associates. After an amazing (and extremely diverse) 2016, we wanted to share some of the key...
Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound – How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...