Pinsent Masons is a full-service international law firm. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing businesses globally with legal excellence and innovation. We were recognised as the most innovative law firm in Europe of 2015 by the Financial Times.
With 21 offices globally, wherever our clients' commercial interests take them, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support. We recognise that giving a first-class service goes beyond just legal excellence. A deep understanding of local cultural and commercial issues, and an innovative approach, underpins all of our advice. We understand the key political, economic, commercial and regulatory issues, helping to minimise risk and maximise opportunities. That's why we have more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 legal directory UK edition than any other firm.
We have market-leading expertise in five key global sectors: advanced manufacturing and technology, energy, financial services, infrastructure and real estate.
We provide a strong local presence with an excellent understanding of the Scottish market, backed up by our innovative technologies and global resources.
Pinsent Masons has had a presence in Glasgow dating back to 1769 and has grown organically and through mergers. The 290-strong Glasgow-based team today works with businesses and organisations both headquartered and active in the Scottish market and those companies operating internationally.
Since 2012, a team led by Mike Allan (partner), managed and delivered by Stacey Cassidy (legal director) has supported The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice on their substantial project to build a new hospice in Glasgow. The team has provided, and continues to provide, construction and property advice on a pro bono basis to assist on the delivery of the innovative, custom-built facility in Bellahouston Park.
As a firm our community investment programme has a particular focus on children and young people and the new build hospice fits in with that as the current challenge is that there are no facilities or specially designed palliative care services for younger patients. The new hospice will include a dedicated lounge for those children and young adults to allow them to have their own space and enjoy the company of their friends, both as inpatients and outpatients.
Our involvement with the hospice, which also includes individual fundraising activities and general support, is a very significant and valuable commitment of which we are proud.
Kirk Murdoch, chairman of Scotland and Northern Ireland