New law firm launched in Aberdeen

A new law has been launched in Aberdeen by Charles Sandison.

Sandison Kennedy has been set up with the view that legal advisory services need to respond to client demand for innovative cost containment and added value.

Charles Sandison said  “given the rapidly changing nature of the energy industry, companies are evolving in order to stay competitive. That process may involve restructuring, obtaining further investment, divesting parts of businesses or looking for an exit. All of these corporate life-cycle events trigger a need for proactive commercial legal advice. This is in addition to day-to-day legal matters such as dealing with contracts, protecting and licensing intellectual property rights or regulatory compliance.”

Having worked for both multi-national organisations and smaller firms, Sandison understands the challenges that mid-sized organisations face in balancing their often significant requirement for legal input with a need for reducing overheads and external legal spend.

At the same time, businesses need to be able to tap into specialist legal expertise. He states that “by offering a variety of fee charging models, including fixed fee work, we hope to help reverse that trend in the SME sector. Businesses need to know that they have a trusted adviser on hand to give them rapid solutions to their challenges at a price point that correlates with added value. If they don’t have that confidence in getting specialist advice, companies are creating problems for themselves down the line. It can be difficult to get the balance right.”