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Mackinnons is one of Aberdeen’s oldest and most established firms of specialist lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to an extensive client base including the giants of the oil & gas sectors, shipping magnates, harbour boards and port authorities, as well as generations of families throughout the North East of Scotland and beyond.

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New Common Fisheries Policy

A vote in mid-December 2013 has resulted in the adoption of the CFP reform as of 1 January 2014.  The backbone of the new reform is sustainable fishing; environmentally, economically and socially. 

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Landing Obligation under the CFP

The gradual adoption of the landing obligation, under the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), into the European fishing fleet commenced with the pelagic fisheries on 1 January 2015. 

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Fiona Cheyne

Fiona joined Mackinnons in June 2015 as a Trainee Solicitor before then qualifying in 2017.  She graduated from the Open University in 2012 with a first class honours Degree in Literature, before Graduating from the University of Aberdeen with an accelerated LLB in 2014 and the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in May 2015.

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Fishing for Razor Clams in Scotland

Following on from the Marine Scotland paper “Electro-Fishing for Razor Clams” published in October 2014, this area of fishing has attracted significant and often adverse media coverage.

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New Appointments

Mackinnons, Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Torrance as a partner to the firm and of Sarah Newnham as an associate, with effect from 1st January 2019.

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