Sky’s the limit for rising star Lisa
The Managing Partner of leading legal firm MacRoberts has praised one of the firm’s emerging talents who has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Lisa Maguire, who is an integral part of the banking and finance team and is involved in business development, was highly commended in the Rising Star category in the Scott & Co Legal Awards, the foremost national awards celebration for the Scottish legal industry.
John Macmillan, MacRoberts’ Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted that Lisa has been recognised at these major awards. She is a very talented lawyer who is a valuable member of our growing team. Within MacRoberts we are very fortunate to have so many excellent lawyers like Lisa in all of our practice areas. ”
Lisa added: “The last two years has been very successful for me and I am hugely grateful to the partners at MacRoberts and our fantastic client base. If the next two years are as extraordinary as the last, then they promise to be exceptional.”
Lisa joined MacRoberts in 2013, a year after qualifying, and her work includes helping to build and grow referrals from London.
Lisa has recently been acting on the Scottish aspects of note issuances and providing legal opinions for a number of German, Dutch and other overseas financial institutions, and for a host of lenders and borrowers in the acquisition or refinancing of property portfolios including industrial sites, shopping centres and, most recently, for the borrower on a large-scale corporate acquisition of 60 care homes across Scotland.
Mr Macmillan was also delighted that short-listed in the Specialist Lawyer of the Year category was John McGovern, who is joining MacRoberts as a partner in their Regulatory and Compliance team in mid April 2015.
He said: “John is one of Scotland’s most renowned and respected lawyers in this area as this recognition highlights.
“We are delighted he will be adding his experience and skills to the expertise we already have at MacRoberts.”
John is a Solicitor Advocate who has been practising criminal and regulatory defence work for over 25 years. He is also a part-time tutor in advanced criminal law at the University of Glasgow.
He said: “I am honoured to have been shortlisted for this award. It comes at an important time in my career with a move to such a highly-regarded firm as MacRoberts and I am looking forward to the opportunity to help them with their ambitious growth strategy and the development of their practice in this growing area.”
MacRoberts LLP is one of Scotland’s pre-eminent law firms, specialising in all aspects of commercial law.
MacRoberts maintains strong links with all aspects of the Scottish economy, working with private companies, public sector institutions, charities and all levels of government. With vast experience and an impressive track record in areas including commercial law, construction, transport and major infrastructure projects, through to growth industries such as renewables, food and drink, IP and technology,
MacRoberts provides a full-service legal offering across corporate, taxation, employment, property and infrastructure practices.
The firm employs around 220 people in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
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