Commercial law firm MacRoberts has re-elected Neil Kennedy as managing partner for a second four-year term, from 1 May 2022.

A corporate partner for 10 years prior to his initial election in 2018, Mr Kennedy has focused as managing partner on technology, property rationalisation and agile working. The firm has also acquired two businesses, Murray Snell and Yuill+Kyle, and navigated its way through the pandemic. 

MacRoberts' chair, Euan Duncan, commented: "We have been fortunate to have benefited from Neil’s calm, thoughtful and pragmatic leadership throughout one of the most challenging periods in our history. Over the past 18 months, the firm has successfully navigated its way through challenging trading conditions winning new clients and awards, advising on major deals and supporting its people with a focus on health, wellbeing and flexibility.

"With the continuing global public health crisis showing no signs of abating, we need focused, strong and confident leaders to steer our firm through the myriad challenges. The MacRoberts partners unanimously agreed that Neil is exactly the right person to lead our firm for the next four years."

Mr Kennedy responded: "I am exceptionally proud of the renewed success of our firm and our people. We remain an independent Scottish law firm offering a high quality service to businesses and private individuals in Scotland, the UK and internationally."

He added: 'Our purpose with all of our COVID-19 planning is to maintain the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our people and the overall health and wellbeing of the firm during this time, as we recognise they are entirely interdependent. Our immediate focus is to ensure our business continues to overcome the impact of the pandemic and will continue to prosper and grow so that we can work together to serve our clients as well as we always have.

"We entered this period of uncertainty with exceptional people, a strong culture and an extensive and enviable track record in delivering legal services. Our long term strategic plan remains unchanged. We wish to remain an independent, full service and high quality Scottish business maintaining excellent relationships with our clients in the UK and further afield."