Law Services for Businesses Major Projects & Infrastructure

At the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception, MacRoberts is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

Our lawyers are drawn from all specialist areas of law required for the successful delivery of, and ongoing advice on, complex and major projects. We have been involved in most of Scotland’s key infrastructure and PFI/PPP/NPD projects, acting in over 50 PPP projects with a total value of over £4 billion.

We are increasingly involved in ongoing operational issues, such as variations, benchmarking, refinancing, equity transfers, sub-contract issues, disputes and other matters as individual projects turn into businesses.

We also advise on ongoing operational issues on a range of PFI projects including infrastructure, transport, energy, outsourcing, and construction and engineering projects.

Our team combines cutting-edge market knowledge with a solutions-based, friendly approach which allows us to assist our clients to fulfil, and exceed, expectations.

A full-service firm to support your project

Our full-service team can advise on all legal matters which may arise over the course of your project, including project finance, construction and engineering, procurement, planning and environmental issues, tax, property, competition and state aid, employment and pensions.

Market-leading experience

We have been involved in several ground-breaking, innovative and award-winning projects such as Clyde Valley Residual Waste, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, M78, M73 and M74, Edinburgh and Midlothian Residual Waste, numerous waste and biomass projects, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Services, Ayrshire and Arran Mental Health services and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Our clients

Our clients span a wide range of sectors across the Scottish economy, including hospitals and health boards, education institutions and boards, construction companies, local authorities, transport organisations and global financial firms.

Related Services

  • Construction

    One of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, our team is renowned for their expertise provided to clients across the Scottish construction sector.

    Construction
  • Local Government

    As one of the largest public sector legal teams in Scotland, we robustly promote and defend our clients’ interests in local government.

    Local Government
  • Transport

    With an impressive track record spanning more than 30 years, MacRoberts advises clients across the transport sector on the full range of legal matters.

    Transport
  • Healthcare

    Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

    Healthcare

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.