Fri 05 Jul 2024

MFMac strengthens service offering with new client appointments

MFMac has welcomed a number of new clients to the firm following competitive tendering processes, as it continues to strengthen its scale and breadth of expertise and legal service offering across Scotland, the UK and internationally.

The firm has been appointed to act for Sanctuary Housing Association, one of the UK’s largest providers of social housing, as part of a select panel of legal advisers. Under the contract, MFMac will provide legal services in relation to housing and development in Scotland for the next four years.

Suzanne Hardie, Partner, said:

“We are really excited to work with Sanctuary Housing Association and contribute to their vital work. Our values are closely aligned, and we are looking forward to supporting them in their mission to build affordable homes and sustainable communities.”

This follows the firm’s reappointment to provide legal services to Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority over the next three years, with the potential to extend the contract for a further year. Under this contract, MFMac will provide employment law advice and general legal and litigation advice to both organisations. We will also provide legal support with inquiries and reviews to both organisations, and advice on procurement and contracts to Police Scotland.

Jenny Dickson, Partner, said:

“We are pleased to continue working with Police Scotland and the SPA, providing support on a wide range of unique and sensitive pieces of work and building on the work we have undertaken for them over the past four years. Having worked with Police Scotland since its inception in 2013, this reappointment is a significant achievement and demonstrates the expertise and skill of our Public Sector team.”

MFMac has also been reappointed to deliver full-service legal representation to Historic Environment Scotland, with two possible one-year extensions to the contract. The firm previously acted for HES and its predecessors from 2004 to 2016 and from 2020 to 2024, and this reappointment follows a highly competitive tender process.

Under this exclusive contract, the firm’s public sector team will provide legal advice in relation to commercial contracts, property, grant funding schemes, litigation, IP and IT, and public procurement.

Chris Harte, CEO, said:

“Heritage is very important to us, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to contribute to Historic Environment Scotland’s culturally significant work. The wide scope of services, ranging from grant funding agreements to intellectual property, really draws on the breadth of expertise of our team.

These appointments are testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our people, as demonstrated by our recent promotions across the business. It is an exciting time for MFMac as we look to the future and move forward with our ambitious growth and development plans.”

These recent appointments come during a period of continued investment in the firm’s people, technology and processes, as it moves forward with its growth plans and empowers its teams to remain at the cutting edge of client service excellence.

Later this year, the firm will relocate its office in Edinburgh from Quartermile to the new development at Haymarket Square, placing an emphasis on flexibility, agility and choice to support its people in delivering first-class service to clients.

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