Nature of practice and clients
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP is a full service, independent, commercial legal firm offering legal solutions and advice to clients throughout the UK and beyond. With ofﬁces in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, we act for a wide range of clients such as public bodies, educational institutions, government, regulators, private individuals, partnerships, private companies and public limited companies. MMS is top ranked in 9 categories in the most recent edition of Legal 500.
The firm is structured into 17 main practice areas: banking and finance; capital projects; commercial dispute resolution; construction and engineering; corporate; employment, pensions and benefits; energy and natural resources; EU, competition and regulatory; financial services, food and drink; housing and care; IP and technology; planning and environmental; private client and charities; property; public sector; and tax.
The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Established in 1989, Lex Mundi now boasts over 160 law firms with 560 offices and 21,000 lawyers between them. The firm’s status as Scotland’s representative also benefits its English clients as the firm’s London office provides an opportunity for English clients to access the network. The advantages are considerable. Laws and regulations vary widely and can be highly complex, so local expertise is essential when companies seek to compete in the global economy. Lex Mundi allows the firm’s clients to access these legal resources quickly and efficiently.