In brief: Scottish deals led by Maclay Murray Spens

Maclay Murray & Spens tops a Scottish law firm league table for number of deals. The firm handled 90 deals, while second-placed Dickson Minto handled 78, Dundas & Wilson did 66 and fourth-placed McGrigor Donald made 55. Maclays' managing partner Michael Walker said his firm, with a total staff of 270, had taken on over 500 new clients in the past 12 months and had also made five associates up to partner and promoted five assistants to associates. The league table is published in Scottish Business Insider this month.