Maclay Murray & Spens

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Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Type Limited liability partnership
Industry Commercial law
Founded Glasgow, 1871 (1871)
Founder(s) David Maclay, David Murray and John Spens
Headquarters Glasgow (HQ), Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London
Area served Scotland and UK
Services Legal advice
Revenue £52.5m (2010)[1]

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP is one of Scotland's largest commercial law firms, with offices in Edinburgh, London and Aberdeen and headquartered in Glasgow.

The firm was founded in 1871 in Glasgow by David Maclay, David Murray and John Spens[2] as the first law firm in Scotland with a specifically commercial practice. Its practice areas now encompass:[3] Banking & Finance; Capital Projects; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Construction & Engineering; Corporate; Employment, Pensions & Benefits; EU, Competition & Regulatory; Housing & Care; Intellectual Property & Technology; Planning & Environmental; Private Client; Property; and Tax.

In 2010 it was listed by The Lawyer as the fifty-fourth largest firm in the UK, and third largest in Scotland, with a turnover of £52.5m.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Top 100 UK law firms". The Lawyer. 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Murray Collection". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Practice Areas". Maclay Murray & Spens. Retrieved 17 December 2011.