Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

McGrigors wins deal with QUB

Law firm McGrigors is celebrating after it was appointed sole legal advisers to Queen's University, Belfast.

McGrigors - soon to be known as Pinsent Masons - will advise the university on matters including commercial, property and employment.

The appointment of the firm for an initial three-year term followed a competitive tendering process earlier this year.

Richard Gray, a partner in the Belfast office of the firm, led the McGrigors pitch team.

He said: "This appointment is the result of a lot of hard work, not just during the tender process, but in the months and years prior.

"We have worked with Queen's for over 100 years, first as L'Estrange and Brett, then as McGrigors, and I am delighted that we will continue to advise them as Pinsent Masons."

McGrigors successfully advised Queen's in a 2010 case in which the High Court of Justice dismissed attempts by student Andrew Croskery to bring a judicial review to reclassify his degree from a 2:2 to a 2:1.

A spokesman for Queen's said: "As a leading national law firm, McGrigors will provide a full range of legal services from a local base that will effectively meet the university's requirements."