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Burness Paull LLP

Living Wage
50 LOTHIAN ROAD, EDINBURGH, EH3 9WJ, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 473 6000
Fax:
Fax 0131 473 6006
DX:
ED73 EDINBURGH
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Web:
www.burnesspaull.com
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Stephen Phillips

Tel:
Work +44 (0)141 273 6764
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Burness Paull LLP

Work Department

Public / Third Sector

Position

Stephen specialises in corporate structures, and wider legal frameworks, for the delivery of major public sector projects, public sector offshoots and partnerships, social enterprises, and other initiatives and operations right across the not-for-profit sector. His practice ranges from flagship projects of Scotland-wide importance to support for individual community-led organisations. He is also widely recognised as one of Scotland’s leading charity law specialists. He has a strong reputation for innovation - blending principles and practice from the public, private and third sectors to create robust new legal models that closely reflect the client’s objectives and priorities. He has played a key role in developing new thinking on legal structures within the public sector, urban regeneration, the social enterprise sector, the development trust movement, community renewables, social housing, the co-operatives sector, and the charity sector.

Career

1982 Admitted as Solicitor; 1987 Partner at Alexander Stone & Co; 1998 Partner at Burness (through merger with Alexander Stone & Co)

Education

LLB (Hons)


Scotland: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Burness Paull LLP  has an extensive track record advising on the establishment of research facilities for Scottish HE institutions, project work (including high-value and complex deals, often with cross-border aspects) and contentious matters. The ‘authoritative’ James Forbes is advising the University of St. Andrews on contractual and regulatory matters in relation to a newbuild music centre, as well as the procurement process for the centre’s construction. Stephen Phillips is advising the governors of the Donaldson Trust on the charity’s change from a trust to an SCIO. Phillips is also advising the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow on the legal framework behind a collaborative arrangement with the Royal College of Physicians of London to deliver post-graduate examinations, training and continuous professional development. The practice is led by Chris MacKay, who specialises in project dispute resolution in the public sector. ‘Calm and organised’ senior associate Chris Horsley is another key contact.

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