MacRoberts’ project team makes it a famous five on Legal 500 guide
For the fifth year in succession, the Projects Team at MacRoberts has been recognised in the Top Tier of experts in the prestigious Legal 500 listing.
MacRoberts is the only Scottish-based firm to be given the ultimate Tier 1 ranking in the annual guide to the best legal services in the UK.
It was also given top ranking in the commercial property; retail occupiers section. In all, MacRoberts was recognised in 25 areas and has 24 lawyers recommended, including two in the elite bracket.
Legal 500 recognised that MacRoberts’ Projects team had further expanded its role as a key adviser on major Non Profit Distributing (NPD) projects through its role assisting Lothian Health Board on the delivery of design, construction, funding, and services aspects of a £150 million major new healthcare facility in Edinburgh.
The team also advised Carillion Construction regarding Scotland’s largest NPD contract, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty.
In commercial property, MacRoberts is said to have a strong developer client following and advised BAM Properties on its joint venture with Taylor Clark Properties to develop 300,000sq ft of office and retail space in Glasgow’s Atlantic Square.
Practice head Kelsey Gibson has experience advising on a number of major investment transactions. Her clients include multinational plcs to large private companies, property development companies, investment companies, landlords and tenants including many national retailers.
Neil Kelly was also singled out by Legal 500 as one of its ‘Leading Individuals’ in construction law. Neil, who has been Head of the Construction Group at MacRoberts since 2003 and was Chairman of the firm between 2011 and 2014, has over 30 years’ experience specialising in advising employers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers and their insurers in the construction sector.
MacRoberts’ Managing Partner John Macmillan said: “We are delighted with the across-the-board recognition in the Legal 500 guide and especially in the areas where we have made the Top Tier.
“For the Projects team to be ranked among the elite for the fifth year running is a remarkable achievement. It represents superb consistency and re-emphasises the strength of the team.”
Legal 500 is regarded as the leading guide to law firms in the UK with more than four million visits to its website annually. It ranks firms and singles out leading individuals across the UK specialising in a wide range of practice areas
Earlier this month MacRoberts launched a new website and fresh branding in line with its straight-talking and approachable ethos. Four new members of staff also joined as part of an ongoing growth drive.
The firm was also recently appointed to the Scottish Government’s legal panel framework, making it one of a select number of law firms that can tender for work with more than 100 public bodies over the next four years, offering multi-million pound opportunities.
MacRoberts secured places on two framework panels, covering corporate and commercial contracts and major projects.
About MacRoberts LLP
MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms.
We maintain strong links within the Scottish economy, working with large private and public companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, banks and financial services institutions, public sector bodies, charities and all levels of government.
The firm has vast experience and an impressive track record in areas including all aspects of corporate law; taxation, pensions and share schemes; employment law; construction, transport and major infrastructure projects; real estate and energy. We also provide a select service to private individuals.
Our clients find us professional, approachable and – above all – straight-talking.