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Award winning legal services in Scotland

CMS Scotland is a market leading, award-winning law firm in Scotland, with a long history of being listed as a regional heavyweight in Chambers and Legal 500. CMS in Scotland have consistent top tier rankings in Scotland in our key specialisms such as Corporate/Commercial/M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, IP/IT, Telecoms, Energy/Power/Oil & Gas, Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences/Healthcare, Infrastructure/Projects, Public Sector, Education and Transport.

We have won numerous awards including Legal 500 Scotland Law Firm of the Year, Scottish Business Insider Legal Advisor of the Year as well as Real Estate Team of the Year– all testament to the quality of our people and our relationships with our clients.

Our market leading teams in the key sectors of the 21st Century economy bring a fresh and innovative approach to professional services. And in an era of uncertainty and disruption, we're committed to developing and evolving along with our clients, helping them succeed by adapting to change and seizing new opportunities.

CMS in Scotland - a proud heritage of providing legal services to Scottish clients

Our heritage is a combination between Dundas & Wilson and CMS to create a firm which, for over 250 years, has been working in partnership with businesses, from multi-nationals to start-ups, to meet their commercial objectives, deliver projects and close deals. With over 250 lawyers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, we have a team of true Scottish legal and industry specialists that's second to none, with great global experience as well as deep local know-how.

Find out how CMS in Scotland can help your business by contacting us now

The following people are available 24/7 to direct your query to the best person, or contact one of our office managing partners:

To Find out more about how we can help your business in Scotland,please feel free to visit us, contact one of our contacts detailed above or just give us a call.

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18 March 2019
Lead­ing cor­por­ate law­yer joins CMS as it tar­gets fur­ther...
19 Mar 19
The fu­ture of Re­new­ables 2019 (Glas­gow)
Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment lowers Pro­ject Bank Ac­count thresholds from 19...
Pro­ject Bank Ac­counts (PBAs) are ring-fenced ac­counts that see pay­ments made dir­ectly and sim­ul­tan­eously by pub­lic sec­tor cli­ents to mem­bers of the con­struc­tion sup­ply chain. They were in­tro­duced as Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment policy in 2016 to fa­cil­it­ate prompt con­tract.
19 November 2018
On the world stage
Glob­al growth be­ne­fits Scot­tish col­leagues and cli­ents
20 Mar 19
“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”
Fin­an­cial Om­buds­man hikes award lim­it to £350,000
The fin­an­cial reg­u­lat­or, the FCA, has an­nounced that from 1 April 2019, the Fin­an­cial Om­buds­man Ser­vice (FOS) can make awards against reg­u­lated firms of up to £350,000. This comes in­to ef­fect at the same time as the ex­ten­sion of the FOS to small and me­di­um.
11 November 2018
Life Sci­ences sec­tor spe­cial­ists
20 Mar 19
The fu­ture of Re­new­ables 2019 (Ed­in­burgh)
The rel­ev­ance of linked or­gan­isa­tions in sen­ten­cing health and safety...
The re­cent case of R v NPS Lon­don Ltd [2019] EW­CA Crim 229 provides use­ful cla­ri­fic­a­tion on the ap­proach ad­op­ted by the courts when con­sid­er­ing linked or­gan­isa­tions in the ap­plic­a­tion of the Sen­ten­cing Guideline.
Keep­ing it simple
26 Mar 19
PRS & Stu­dent Liv­ing - post-Gren­fell is­sues and healthy...
Sus­pen­sion pending in­vest­ig­a­tion not a re­pu­di­at­ory breach
In the re­cent de­cision of The May­or & Bur­gesses of the Lon­don Bor­ough of Lam­beth v Agoreyo [2019] EW­CA Civ 322, the Court of Ap­peal has over­turned the High Court’s de­cision on ap­peal, find­ing that a teach­er’s sus­pen­sion was not a re­pu­di­at­ory breach of the im­plied.