Leading Scottish law firm MacRoberts has been shortlisted for Corporate Deal Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2018. Corporate Partner, Michael Kelly, has also been named as a finalist for Lawyer of the Year.
Here’s a sneak peak at our board with the Man of the Match from Saturday 18th November’s game against Musselburgh. Also keep a look out for our other adverts in The Herald, Business Insider and others!
A huge well done to everyone who took part in Sleep in the Park. With temperatures in Edinburgh plummeting to -4C, it was certainly an eye-opening experience for all involved, and a relief that this was just for one night. It is sadly a reality for many who don’t have a choice. A team of 18 from MacRoberts raised over £5,000 and the overall event raised over £4 million. This is part of Social Bite’s mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland for good.
Following on from the success of the Scottish SME Awards, the inaugural Scottish Business Insider SME Conference took place at The Studio in Glasgow this week (30th November), at which MacRoberts was a key sponsor.
The conference focused on what is a vital part of the Scottish business community, bringing together SMEs from across Scotland and giving them the opportunity to engage with business leaders and companies who can offer an insight into successful growth and diversity. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Stephen Jardine, the conference featured panel discussions on leadership, PR and marketing, technology and finance.
Last night (30th November), a delegation from MacRoberts attended the British Legal Awards in London where we were shortlisted for Commercial Team of the year for the second successive year. Although we didn’t win, it was a great profile- raising exercise with London firms not least because we were the only Scottish-based firm to make the shortlist, and one of our Infrastructure & Projects Partners, Rod Munro’s, kilt even featured on the Twitter wall!
In mid-November, the New York Law Journal published a review of Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions, the book co-edited by Tom Smedinghoff and Roland Trope, and that included among its nine contributing authors, CLC members William Denny, David Flint, Candace Jones, Tom, and Roland.
Team MacRoberts is gearing up to brave the cold and take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh on 9th December, which aims to raise £4 million to eradicate homelessness in Scotland over a five year period. As well as our online fundraising page, which can be found here, we have been holding various internal fundraising events including a bake sale in the Glasgow office at the end of October, a clothing and jewellery sale, a pub quiz in Edinburgh last night and raffle ticket sales in Glasgow today, all raising money for Sleep in the Park.