INTERNATIONAL law firm Pinsent Masons has revealed its unaudited results for 2016-17, which show that global turnover increased by 11 per cent to £423.1 million.

The results follow a year of substantial investment at Pinsent Masons, which has more than 500 staff based in its Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices.

The law firm had opened its first office in Africa, appointed a six-strong partner team in Madrid, and now plans to open a technology and financial services focused practice in Dublin.

Ewan Alexander, partner and head of Edinburgh office, said: “The results reflect a successful year in which Scotland’s largest infrastructure deal and Europe’s largest tech deals in the last 12 months were sourced and resourced by our Scottish corporate teams.

“To address increasing demand from investors for specialist fund capability, we recently recruited funds expert David Young and his appointment as a partner in our insurance, regulation and products strengthens our financial services sector capability.”

Pinsent Masons managing partner John Cleland added: “We remain committed to our vision of being recognised as an international market leader in our global sectors, and this has been borne out by the investments we have made and will continue to make.

“That we have been able to combine that growth with improved profitability gives us significant confidence going into what is an unpredictable year.”