At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
We are recognised as one of Scotland's and the UK's best asset & invoice finance practices. We act for banks, lessors, lessees, brokers and other intermediaries.
The core team, led by Beverley Woodhas experts covering the full breadth of services required by the sector including marine and aviation finance expertise: they advise on documentation, transactional and regulatory matters, and regularly work with English and international law firms providing specialist Scottish adviceon asset and invoice finance transactions.
The support teams comprise experts in debt finance, corporate law and restructuring & insolvency.
The Scottish finance market has seen many changes since 2010. Access to funding has changed and there are many new entrants to the market. Our experience means that we understand this and the expectations of finance houses and corporates so we anticipate issues in negotiation before they arise.
Our clients expect us to understand the markets and to offer pragmatic, commercial advice and guidance. We’re also expected to deliver this within tight timeframes and within pre-agreed, fixed fee structures.
We’re specialists with genuine expert knowledge, here to offer valuable advice. Each of the independent legal directories (Chambers and Legal 500) recognises asset & invoice finance as a particular strength of our finance practice.
Our advice is clear and easy to follow. We offer transparent billing, agreeing a fixed fee with our clients, so that they can be reassured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay.
Our approach to fees
Our costs will always be clear and that's guaranteed. We compete comfortably with City of London firms in terms of value for money and quality of work at the costs appropriate to where our offices are. Even in defended litigation recovery work and disputes we do what we can to provide fixed fees at competitive prices.
“This is an efficient, responsive and user friendly group, good for high level expertise, value for money and a personal approach."
- Chambers & Partners
"They have very high levels of asset-based lending expertise."
- Chambers & Partners 2019/20
‘The firm provides a high level of customer service, with clear concise advice, a flexible approach and a good overlay of commercialism. It is responsive to new requests for advice and pricing is sensible.’
Legal 500 2020/21
‘The banking lawyers at Morton Fraser are hardworking, pragmatic and always deliver.’
Legal 500 2020/21
"easy to work and communicate with," adding that the lawyers are "approachable and helpful."