Margaret Taylor

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Stuart Hendry on MBM Commercial’s ‘complete focus’ as it navigates the pandemic

In ordinary times, MBM Commercial would celebrate its August birthday alongside clients, sipping drinks and watching festival fireworks from an Edinburgh HQ that has a ringside view over the capital’s historic castle.

Published 4 August 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Usman Tariq on levelling the playing field in the Scottish legal profession

In many ways Usman Tariq’s family history reads like a classic immigrant narrative. His grandfather came from Pakistan to Scotland in search of a better life; his father left school early to enter the world of work; Mr Tariq and his two sisters were enabled and encouraged to grab every educational opportunity that came their way.

Published 25 June 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Greg Bargeton on how Scotland’s whisky giants are tackling the coronavirus challenge

A couple of months ago, the biggest issues William Grant and Sons general counsel Greg Bargeton had to deal with were enforcing the company’s intellectual property rights and coming up with ways to prepare the business for whatever Brexit might throw at it. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit and everything changed overnight.

Published 27 April 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Ian Moir

Moir and Sweeney Litigation partner Ian Moir is well known as a vociferous defender of legal aid, with his role as co-convenor of the Law Society of Scotland’s legal aid committee seeing him lobby hard on behalf of colleagues who make a living doing publicly funded work.

Published 14 April 2020