For the Public Sector & Charities Parliamentary

In an area that requires both complex legal expertise and political sensitivity, we provide support on a wide range of parliamentary and public affairs matters.

MacRoberts’ Parliamentary team advises clients on a wide range of matters which require both complex legal expertise and political sensitivity.

 

Led by lawyers recognised by the independent legal directories, our team draws on legal expertise of our colleagues in transport, planning, environment, employment, regulatory, government and public sector.

An expert Parliamentary team

We provide a range of advisory services on Scottish parliamentary and constitutional issues, including monitoring proposed legislation and its legal and commercial implications, drafting and vetting briefing papers, press releases and letters to parliamentary stakeholders, drafting and vetting responses to public consultations, advising on parliamentary and judicial procedures for challenges to proposed legislation, advising on protocols for securing powers and consents and advising on EU law considerations.

A fully comprehensive legal service

Where appropriate, our team draws on legal expertise from colleagues across the firm to provide wider contextual advice on particular proposals.

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  • Procurement

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • 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 became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.