Law Services for Businesses Regulatory & Compliance

We support our clients in taking proactive steps to ensure their business does not fall foul of relevant ethics, anti-corruption and competition laws and regulations.

With an increasing volume of compliance obligations being imposed on businesses, our advice allows our clients to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations in relation to ethics and anti-corruption, competition law and state aid regulations.

 

In the event that our clients do encounter a breach, we are on hand to provide immediate advice and support in order to manage and minimise the consequences of non-compliance. MacRoberts’ non-contentious regulatory and compliance team provides expertise on a wide range of areas.

Ethics and anti-corruption

We provide assistance in establishing and/or reviewing internal compliance policies and procedures, and anti-corruption, audit and risk assessments, advise on bribery act compliance and provide training on business ethics and anti-corruption compliance.

Competition and regulation

We can assist with competition law policies and manuals, provide advice in the event of Dawn Raids and cartel investigations, advise on state aid issues, public procurement matters and anti-competitive agreements, and provide training on complying with competition law.

Freedom of Information

We provide advice on all aspects of compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environment Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and can advise on responding to FOI requests, requests for reviews and appeals, and application for exemptions.

Training & Development

We provide a wide range of training and workshops tailored to suit your business requirements. With our colleagues in our contentious Regulatory team, we can assist you should problems arise despite your best efforts and guide you through the maze or rules and regulations.

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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.