OUR TEAM

Paula is head of the entrepreneurial team specialising in advising entrepreneurs on all legal aspects of their business.  Her personal specialism is advising entrepreneurs on corporate transactions such as equity investments, acquisitions/disposals and restructures.  She works with businesses at all stages of their life cycle – from inception of idea to funding to exit.  Paula previously worked in-house at a venture capitalist and within the investment team at Scottish Investment Bank.  Her team completed over 180 transactions over the past 3 years, a mixture of equity investments and M&A transactions.  You can review some of the deals Paula and her team have been involved in our corporate dealmakers magazine.

Paula is recommended as a “Leader in the Field” in corporate law in Scotland where she is described as having “a particular specialism in advising start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors.”  She is recognised for her expertise in equity crowdfunding, and a market insider reports: “There are no gaps in her knowledge or understanding of the market.” (Chambers UK).  The Legal 500 regards her as a “Next Generation Partner” and a “Recommended Lawyer” in Corporate & Commercial.  The Lawyer magazine previously listed her in the Hot 100 of Lawyers across the UK (the only lawyer from a Scottish firm to be listed that year).

Paula has in the past participated in an entrepreneurship course by Babson College at the University of Strathclyde.

 

QUALIFICATIONS LLB Dip LP
QUALIFIED 2002
JOINED 2005
Testimonials

Paula is noted for specialising in advising entrepreneurial businesses. Clients state: 'Paula Skinner is an excellent source of advice and practical solutions’ and 'I trust Paula Skinner’s judgement and know that she genuinely cares about me and my business’.

- Legal 500 2021

Paula Skinner is noted for her broad corporate practice. She has particular expertise advising entrepreneurs on investments and sales. "Paula is fantastic at getting things done. She is very pragmatic, commercial and knows what is required.” She is really good and very responsive to short timescales – she understands the problem and acts. She’s a great orchestrator who pulls together the team she needs to get the job done"

- Chambers UK 2022

Paula Skinner is noted for her broad corporate practice. She has particular expertise advising entrepreneurs on investments and sales. "Paula is very thorough and fully understands the needs of her clients, working hard to achieve their objectives."

- Chambers UK 2021

Paula has a wide-ranging corporate practice, with a particular specialism in advising start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors. She is lauded for her "knowledge, experience, friendliness and approachability."

- Chambers UK 2020

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