Dundas & Wilson

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Dundas & Wilson LLP
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HeadquartersEdinburgh, United Kingdom
No. of offices3
No. of lawyers400+
Major practice areasCommercial Law
RevenueIncrease £62 million (FY 2011)
Company typeLimited liability partnership
Websitewww.dundas-wilson.com

Dundas & Wilson LLP was a commercial UK law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen.[1]

In May 2014 Dundas and Wilson merged with CMS Cameron McKenna.

In 2012 the firm was ranked in the Top 30 Firms in Europe for Innovation by the Financial Times.

Expertise[edit]

The independent legal directory Legal 500 ranked Dundas & Wilson as a Tier 1 firm in 2012 in the following areas:[2]

  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property (Scotland)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy (Excluding Oil & Gas)
  • Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Local Government
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Professional Negligence
  • Projects
  • Transport
  • Unit Trusts, OEICs and investment trusts

History[edit]

Dundas & Wilson traces its roots to 1759[3] when David Erskine founded his own legal practice in Edinburgh. Sir James Dundas of Ochtertyre Clerk to the Signet[4] subsequently joined the practice and, after the death of David Erskine, William Wilson joined the partnership to form Dundas & Wilson. From at least 1841 the firm had offices at 16 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh.[5] The firm remained at the Square until 1991.[6]

The firm was active in Scotland during the 19th century as can be seen from the numerous references to the firm in Court of Session reports or old Sasine titles.[7][8][9][10]

Dundas & Wilson became a limited liability partnership in 2004.[11]

In May 2014 Dundas and Wilson combined with CMS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dundas & Wilson. Contact. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ The Legal 500. Dundas & Wilson CS LLP Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ Scottish Archive Network, Online Catalogue. Dundas & Wilson Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  4. ^ Memoir of Alexander Seton: Earl of Dunfermline, President of the Court of Session
  5. ^ 16 St Andrew Square
  6. ^ "Ballet star shows off charity portraits".
  7. ^ Dickson, J.W.; Dunbar, W.H. The Scottish Jurist. Michael Anderson, Edinburgh, 1833.
  8. ^ The Court of Session Court of Justiciary. Oxford University Press, 1876.
  9. ^ Cases decided in the Court of Session, Teind Court, Court of Exchequer and House of Lords. T. and T. Clark, 1857.
  10. ^ Reports of Cases decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and in the House of Lords on Appeal from Scotland. M. Anderson and Co. 1853.
  11. ^ The Scotsman. Dundas & Wilson first of 'big four' to move to LLP. 18 November 2004.

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