Eric Gilligan

Maybe baby: UK maternity rights post-Brexit

Eric Gilligan, partner, Head of Employment, Stronachs LLP. The European Union has been a major source of the development of workers’ rights in UK employment...
Fraser Nicol

Scott-Moncrieff strengthens business technology arm with new partner

As part of a significant investment in its business technology consulting (BTC) practice, business advisers and accountants Scott-Moncrieff has appointed Fraser Nicol as Partner...
Laura Youngson

New branch principal appointed at Raeburn Christie Inverurie

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has appointed Laura Youngson as branch principal at their Inverurie office. Laura joined the firm in 2014 and specialises in...
Campbell Newell, Head of Marks & Clerk’s Scottish trade mark practice

Scots IP experts stay at top of trade mark rankings

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has been rated as one of Scotland’s top performers for trade mark work. It received recognition in Managing Intellectual...
Jennifer Maciver

Jennifer Maciver joins Gillespie Macandrew Family Law team

Accredited specialist, Jennifer Maciver, has joined Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew LLP as a Legal Director and Head of Family Law. Bringing more than 10...
Andrew Blain

Shepherd and Wedderburn close deals of £5.7bn

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has recorded a busy 12 months in which the corporate team acted on over 72 deals spanning 12 sectors,...
Donna Kelly-Gilmour

Gilson Gray secures experienced Real Estate Partner

Law firm Gilson Gray LLP has strengthened its real estate team in Glasgow, with its appointment of partner Donna Kelly-Gilmour from Brodies. A seasoned commercial...
From left - Scott Rasmusen & Gregor Mair

Gibson Kerr doubles property team with new merger

Edinburgh law firm Gibson Kerr has announced a second merger in three months as it develops its residential and commercial property service in the...
Katie Wood

Solicitor traineeship numbers in Scotland continue to rise

The number of traineeships available for aspiring solicitors in Scotland continues to rise. According to a Law Society of Scotland report, the number of training...
Campbell Newell

Marks & Clerk Scotland retains ‘Gold’ status

Marks & Clerk’s Scottish operation has been awarded ‘Gold’ status by intellectual property publication, World Trademark Review, making it one of the few firms...
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...

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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

Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...
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...

Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Three great habits to cultivate in 2017

Apparently most of us who bothered to make New Year’s resolutions will have broken them by now. This raises a question: instead of throwing ourselves...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Your Inbound Marketing New Year’s Resolution

How are your resolutions going? Are you still in the gym three times a week or is the pub beginning to look more appealing?...
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...