Scottish government appoints MacRoberts to select legal panel framework



Duncan Osler

MacRoberts has been appointed to the Scottish government’s legal panel framework.

MacRoberts secured places on two panels, covering corporate and commercial contracts and major projects, after a competitive tendering process which began over a year ago.

The firm previously worked on the acquisition of Glasgow Prestwick Airport by the Scottish government and the Forth Bridges maintenance project for Transport Scotland.

They have further marked the announcement of their appointment with the addition of a transport, environmental and parliamentary lawyer as a new partner.

Neil Amner, who has moved from DWF, is the seventh new partner to arrive at MacRoberts since October, adding to a near ten per cent increase in staff in the last year.

Duncan Osler, a partner in MacRoberts  said: “We are delighted to have secured places on the newly-expanded panels because they give us greater opportunities to work with a huge range of public bodies and provide legal support for the challenges ahead.

“Being appointed represents a major success as there was serious competition.

“We’re delighted that our experience and expertise in a number of fields, including procurement, transport, IT and technology and infrastructure, was recognised in helping us secure this outcome.

“Neil Amner further strengthens our expertise in transport services in particular and his arrival is significant and timely as we continue the steady growth and recruitment programme we have pursued over the last few months.”

Over the four years, work worth more than £44 million will be subject to tender over the six lots.

The value of the commercial and corporate contract lot is £3.6 million and the major project lot £8.8 million.