CMS to stage online 'Future of Our High Streets' event

CMS will stage a free online event with leading retail and commercial figures addressing some of the key challenges facing the high street during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 8 September 2020

Alison Woods: Diversity dividend critical in post-COVID economy

Alison Woods, partner and employment law specialist at CMS, discusses the importance of diversity in the workplace as the world emerges from the coronavirus lockdown. 

Published 21 July 2020

Roland Smyth: 10 reopening tips for bars and restaurant owners

Roland Smyth, head of Scottish hotels & leisure group at law firm CMS, provides some tips for bars and restaurant owners who are planning to reopen their businesses this week. 

Published 13 July 2020

ClearWater Hygiene on target for £30m revenues in fight against COVID-19

ClearWater Hygiene, an Edinburgh-headquartered business launched just 12 weeks ago in response to the coronavirus outbreak, is now on course to generate more than £30m in revenue after securing a raft of significant corporate contracts across the UK.

Published 3 July 2020

Jacqueline Rédarès: Businesses must begin planning safe workplaces

Jacqueline Rédarès, senior associate and health & safety specialist at law firm CMS, urges businesses to begin planning safe workplaces for after lockdown.

Published 26 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Oil and gas majors plugging billions into renewables

As the world’s largest oil and gas companies face mounting pressure to address the climate emergency, new research from CMS reveals that a significant majority of the sample – equivalent to half of worldwide production – is adapting their strategy to invest in a more diverse energy portfolio.

Published 30 January 2020

Julie Devlin joins CMS finance practice group

CMS has announced the appointment of Julie Devlin, who joins the firm’s finance practice group as an of counsel.

Published 27 January 2020

Key Scottish sectors have ‘significant concerns’ over impact of Brexit

A CMS survey of more than 100 key executives representing four of Scotland’s most important future industry sectors has revealed significant concerns about the impact of Brexit in the year ahead.

Published 21 January 2020

Gillian MacLellan: Would a four day week work?

Gillian MacLellan, partner and employment law specialist at law firm CMS, discusses whether a four day work week would be successful for companies and staff.

Published 4 December 2019

Dundee-based Snappy Shopper receives seven-figure funding sum

Dundee-based Snappy Shopper has received a seven-figure funding boost with investment from Kelvin Capital, Mercia, the Scottish Investment Bank and the management team.

Published 13 November 2019

Blog: Thriving fintech scene set to give business new moves

Stuart Gillies, an associate at CMS, wrote for The Scotsman, on how the burgeoning Fintech industry is set to plunge the corporate world into a tech-driven revolution.

Published 24 September 2019

Former Formula 1 executive Mark Gallagher to address free risk, resilience and reputation conference

A senior executive from the world of Formula 1, Mark Gallagher, will be a key speaker at law firm CMS’s free Risk, Resilience and Reputation (RRR) conference next month.

Published 10 September 2019

Scottish Gas HQ in Edinburgh sold to bank for £27m

The headquarters of Scottish Gas has been sold to the Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME) for around £27 million.

Published 22 August 2019

CMS appoints IP specialist Neeraj Thomas

Law firm CMS has appointed contentious IP specialist Neeraj Thomas as an of counsel in the firm’s technology & media practice in Glasgow. He joins from Burness Paull, where he was a senior associate.

Published 16 July 2019