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Turnover up, profits slip as Burness Paull invests in the future

Burness Paull has reported a rise in turnover for its financial year ending 31 July 2019, posting an annual income of £58.5 million – up two per cent from £57.6m in 2017/18. Profit at the firm was £22m, down eight per cent from £23.8m.

Published 14 August 2019

Quartet of new partners at Burness Paull

Burness Paull LLP has confirmed three promotions to partner and one new lateral partner hire.

Published 9 August 2019

Major deals show that Scotland’s capital remains a financial powerhouse

Edinburgh is still holding its own as one of Europe’s most influential financial services hubs despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty according to an expert in the sector.The first six months of 2019 has seen strong levels of activity in financial services, with a range of deals taking place in the last quarter which showed UK financial services organisations continuing to make ambitious strategic investment decisions at both domestic and international levels.Consolidation in the sector continues to be active, as evidenced by Standard Life Aberdeen’s announcement earlier this week of its latest deal by financial advice arm 1825. The deal to take over the £1.7bn financial advisory business of Grant Thornton is the eighth as part of its ongoing strategic acquisition trail. An 80 per cent stake in First Mortgage Direct was recently sold to AIM-listed Mortgage Advice Bureau, allowing both companies to combine their market share to achieve growth plans. And Royal London’s recent disposal of its defined benefit pensions consulting business to XPS Group is an important part of the FTSE-listed group’s expansion plans.Commenting on the latest market activity, Walter Clark, head of financial sector at Burness Paull, said: “Businesses can’t afford to wait around for clarity where the environment is one of continual uncertainty. Most are cracking on with their strategic objectives, particularly in UK-centric businesses and also much further afield.

Published 3 July 2019

Burness Paull assembles expert boardroom governance team

A new advice service dedicated to working with companies to enhance their boardroom governance has been launched by Burness Paull LLP.

Published 14 June 2019

Construction law expert switches from Battersea to Granite City

A lawyer specialising in major construction projects is returning to work in Aberdeen, having played a key role in the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station in London.

Published 16 May 2019

Burness Paull offers work experience to ethnic minority law students

The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers' Association (SEMLA) has announced a partnership with Burness Paull to offer a week of work experience to one of its student members.

Published 24 April 2019

Burness Paull hails year of growth as partners and staff see pay continue to grow

Scottish law firm Burness Paull has reported profits of £23.8 million on turnover of £57.6 million for the year to July 2018.

Published 18 April 2019

Peter Ward: Brexit and renewables – what lies ahead?

Peter Ward looks at what's in store for the renewables sector after Brexit.

Published 14 March 2019

Double wins for Burness Paull and Brodies at IP awards

Burness Paull LLP and Brodies LLP have scored double wins for their intellectual property teams at an international awards ceremony.

Published 11 March 2019

Theresa Hunt made partner at Burness Paull

Planning and licensing specialist Theresa Hunt has been made up to partner at Burness Paull.

Published 25 February 2019

Burness Paull raises £36,000 for children's charities

Three charities which support children with life-threatening conditions have received a total of £36,000 from Burness Paull's charitable efforts in 2018.

Published 1 February 2019

Burness Paull wins place on financial compensation panel

Burness Paull has won a brief to support the independent body that protects customers of financial firms that have failed.

Published 23 January 2019

Renewables expert Nicky Pascoe joins Burness Paull

One of Scotland’s top renewables lawyers has joined Burness Paull LLP as a director in the firm’s property team.

Published 21 January 2019

Scotland’s corporate deal market remains buoyant despite Brexit fears

Geopolitical uncertainty has not dampened enthusiasm for corporate mergers and acquisitions according to one of Scotland’s top dealmakers.

Published 14 January 2019