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Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co

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Partners: Campbell Deane, Robert Taylor, Margaret Smillie, Alison McKenna and Rory Cowan
Consultants: David Deane and Angela McCracken

THE FIRM Established in 1785, the largest Media Law practice in Scotland specialises in claimant and defendant media law and defamation, representing several national newspaper companies and broadcasters. Other areas of expertise include, corporate, employment law, reparation, commercial property and trusts.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm counts among its clients corporate and individual clients as well as major newspapers, broadcasters and publishing houses. It is renowned for its expert and practical advice both pre and post publication. It also provides assistance and guidance for those that are left aggrieved by the media. Clients include, Associated Newspapers; The Scotsman Publications; Scottish and Universal Newspapers; Independent Newspapers; The Guardian; The Observer; Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd; ITN; Channel 4; Channel 5; MP’s and MSP’s; Members of the House of Lords, and personalities of the stage, screen and television, including equity. It enjoys a strong reputation in corporate law specialising in corporate finance with particular emphasis on M&A work, including business start ups, MBOs, joint ventures and commercial contracts.