Dentons is marking its 150th anniversary in Scotland with the launch of Home Grown Academy, a new hub providing expert advice, news and webinars to in-house lawyers. 

Offering access to, and personalised support from, specialist lawyers at Dentons, the hub was created partly following feedback gleaned through a series of client experience workshops. 

A varied programme of events is planned, including a webinar on 15 June with Rain Newton-Smith, chief economist with the CBI, discussing Scotland’s economic outlook, and a session on resilience on 20 June. "Deep dive" topics will cover issues such as combatting the threat of cybercrime, with Dentons specialist Craig Kennedy. 

The 150th anniversary in Scotland marks the founding of Maclay, Murray & Spens in the 1870s in Glasgow, by David Maclay, David Murray and John Spens. Maclay Murray & Spens combined with Dentons in 2017 to establish a Scottish presence for the largest global law firm.

Dentons’ Scotland managing partner Claire Armstrong commented: "As we mark our 150th anniversary in Scotland, we are not only celebrating our achievements over the past century and a half, but also looking to the future and to how Dentons can support and advise in-house lawyers by sharing our knowledge, resources and expertise with the wider Scottish legal and business communities."

Scotland partner Douglas Blyth, who is leading the programme, added: "We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise, as well as highlighting timely and relevant news and information for the Home Grown Academy community. We’re here to help and I know I speak for everyone at Dentons in Scotland in offering a very warm welcome to everyone who signs up to this fantastic new platform."