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Companies must invest in pensions to free up next generation of talent

Businesses that fail to provide for employees’ retirement are storing up a potential staffing crisis according to a new report on the challenges facing boards in dealing with pension liabilities.

Published 20 April 2021

Burness Paull appoints Emma Smith first ever inclusion and wellbeing manager

Burness Paull has underlined its commitment to diversity and the health of its staff by appointing a dedicated inclusion and wellbeing manager.

Published 7 April 2021

Caroline Stevenson joins Burness Paull

Financial services specialist Caroline Stevenson has joined Burness Paull as head of its dedicated FS regulatory team.

Published 24 February 2021

Burness Paull charts future growth with partner promotions

Five new partner promotions at Burness Paull signal the legal brand’s confidence in future growth after delivering a strong performance through 2020. 

Published 1 February 2021

Mandy Laurie: No vaccine, no entry to the workplace?

Mandy Laurie of Burness Paull explores whether employers can force employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Published 28 January 2021

Burness Paull named FinTech leader in Scotland

Burness Paull has been awarded a band one ranking in the first ever fintech guide for Scotland issued by the Chambers and Partners legal directory.

Published 11 December 2020

Ruaridh Cole promoted to partner at Burness Paull

Ruaridh Cole has been made up to partner at Burness Paull.

Published 12 November 2020

Burness Paull forms public law powerhouse with appointment of Fiona Killen

One of the most highly-rated experts in public and parliamentary law has joined Burness Paull.

Published 28 October 2020

Burness Paull profits rise 14 per cent to £25m despite lockdown

Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has reported a 14 per cent increase in profits to £25 million in its latest financial year, which includes almost five months of working in lockdown.

Published 28 September 2020

Sarah Stewart: Heat Networks Bill – will housebuilders warm up to it?

Sarah Stewart considers the Scottish government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or non-domestic properties.

Published 4 September 2020

Burness Paull appoints four new partners

Burness Paull has added a quartet of high-profile new partners to its ranks to help businesses navigate through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 21 August 2020

Burness Paull pays tribute to admired and respected planning lawyer Theresa Hunt

Colleagues at Burness Paull have said they are heartbroken after the sudden passing of a partner at the firm.

Published 4 August 2020

Burness Paull sets gold standard in intellectual property law

One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland.

Published 10 July 2020

Burness Paull sees significant cash injection from partners

Burness Paull has completed a multimillion-pound fundraising round which saw the firm's top equity partners double their capital stakes to £300,000, The Lawyer reports.

Published 2 July 2020

Colin Hulme: Reforming the Scottish IP court

Bill Gates famously said “intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana”. If this suggests he is not a huge fan of intellectual property rights that is certainly not reflected by Microsoft, the company in which he made his fortune. Microsoft has an enormous patent portfolio in excess of 100,000 patents and counting, with thousands of fresh patent applications made every year. That is a whole lot of bananas!

Published 26 May 2020