Three north and north-east firms have been singled out for special praise in an annual review of the UK’s legal market.
Trade unions have big questions to answer before fears of sweeping North Sea shutdowns are justified, a top employment lawyer said.
An employment expert has insisted the industry is “not at panic stage” despite a series of North Sea industrial disputes.
The oil and gas industry has long been a pioneer for flexible working. Indeed, Shell UK’s country chair Sinead Lynch, an advocate of agile working at the corporation works part-time. Both Shell and BP pride themselves on their work / life balance opportunities.
International law firm Pinsent Masons has reported increased global turnover by 6% to £449.8 million.
Pinsent Masons Aberdeen Head of Office, Katie Williams, is relocating to Western Australia where she will build the law firm’s Asia Pacific employment practice from Perth.
A top Aberdeen energy lawyer said today that the oil and gas sector should be “confident about what it can do” ahead of OTC.
The oil and gas industry has been a male-dominated environment for the last 40 years.
Equally-qualified women should be promoted above men, a leading north-east lawyer said last night as the deadline loomed for gender pay-gap declarations.
Legal firm Pinsent Masons has been appointed to help mentor the ten start-ups selected for the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s TechX programme.
Oilfield services leaders in the UK have been told they have “done well to survive” but need to get over risks around innovation.
Widespread job losses, wage freezes, salary reductions and reduced working hours, were symptomatic of the impact of the oil price downturn and Aberdeen felt the cold blast of sub-$40 per barrel of oil more than most cities.
The last 12 months has seen something of a ‘changing of the guard’ in the North Sea as some of the major operators loosened control while other sharpened their focus on core areas for investment which resulted in a wave of mergers and acquisitions bringing on board new entrants to the UKCS.
The UK North Sea oil and gas industry may suffer further skills shortages after a widely expected tax grab on working practices, an expert has warned.
Bob Ruddiman, head of oil and gas at legal firm Pinsent Masons, has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget tax reform on Transferable Tax Histories for North Sea oil and gas operators.
There can be few people in the UK who will not welcome some respite from hearing the phrase “strong and stable” but for those of us working in energy, a strong and stable energy policy is just what is required.
A substantial number from Aberdeen’s oil and gas community are this week on the other side of the Atlantic as OTC kicks off in Houston and never has there been a more important time for those involved in the energy sector to be banging the drum for the UK oil and gas industry.
A marine disaster which caused the greatest loss of life in the North Sea since Piper Alpha has been remembered ten years after the Bourbon Dolphin capsised with the loss of eight lives.
North Sea oil and gas is on the crest of a “third wave” in its evolution following a series of major deals worth more than $6billion (£4.8billion), energy professionals have claimed.
Falling into line with new gender pay gap regulations could prove to be an onerous task for small- to mid-sized oil and gas companies, according an employment law expert at Pinsent Masons.
The breakthrough on oil production by Opec members is “not the end of the story”, a leading industry lawyer warned yesterday.
A law firm has backed calls for the UK government to uphold its budget promises to deliver decommissioning tax breaks in the North Sea.
The Port of Dundee is pressing ahead with plans to grasp opportunities in the North Sea decommissioning market with the establishment of a £10million waste management facility.
Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK in the number of companies represented on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) it was claimed at an event yesterday.
His new title – secretary of state for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – is “challenging” but Greg Clark, the new "energy secretary" to all intents and purposes, arrived in Aberdeen this week for his first "meet and greet" with industry and civic leaders.