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Austin Flynn

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Austin is a senior partner in the Corporate Division.

Austin is dual-qualified (Scotland and England/Wales) having practised in England for seven years before moving to Scotland and becoming Scots qualified in 1999. He is also a director of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce.

Business expertise

From 1 May 2013 until 30 April 2019, Austin served two full terms as manager of the Division and sat on the firm's Management Board. During that period, the turnover of the firm's corporate practice doubled. Austin then stepped down from that role to focus on driving further growth in the practice, with a keen interest in the management of business risk: he sits on the firm's Risk Management Group, its Information Security Forum, and is Morton Fraser's Data Protection Officer.

A former winner of the Law Awards of Scotland's 'Corporate Lawyer of the Year', Austin's corporate and commercial practice mainly advises owner-managed SMEs and has particular expertise in company share/asset sales and purchases, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity/angel investment (advising investees as well as investors), contractual commercial matters (agency, distribution and franchising etc), IP, IT and data protection. Since the start of 2018, Austin's team has been sponsoring the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network.

Austin is dual-qualified (Scotland and England/Wales) having practised in England for seven years before moving to Scotland and becoming Scots qualified in 1999. He is also a director of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce.

What our clients and peers say: 

Austin has been described over the years in Chambers and Legal 500 as exhibiting ‘great knowledge and professionalism’, ‘inspiring great confidence’ being ‘unflappable, rigorous and diplomatic’ and 'a very good corporate lawyer. He puts more into the relationship than he takes out'. His clients say that he has 'a laser-like focus on always moving forward

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Clients say: "Austin is completely unflappable and has a remarkable ability to cut to the heart of the matter."

Chambers and Partners 2018

Head of the corporate team Austin Flynn is described as "an experienced and respected practitioner." He regularly advises SME and family-owned businesses, and a client states that "he is a good source of information and connections. We see him as more of a consultant to our business."

- Chambers and Partners

Recent Content by Austin Flynn

4 Nov 2019

Alexa. When is technology useful?

As someone closely involved with supporting technology businesses, and in particular helping them to raise growth capital, I'm always fascinated by...
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2 Oct 2019

Going Global – Your Gateway to International Legal Advice

The proportion of businesses trading internationally in Scotland has increased substantially in the past decade, with a continued focus from...
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27 Sep 2019

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (plus trade marks and other intellectual property)

When I moved back home from London to my native North East of England in 1990 to start my traineeship in Newcastle, I joined a local pub quiz team. 
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