Leading advisers on land, property and building
We have one of the country’s largest Real Estate & Construction teams, advising clients across all industries and sectors – private, public and third sector – in Scotland, across the UK and beyond on their requirements.
Our team has close working relationships with the leading operators in Scotland's property and construction industry, including Scottish Government, investors, developers and their funders, main contractors, specialist subcontractors, purchasers and tenants.
We use our business-focused approach, knowledge and relationships throughout the industry to efficiently deal with all aspects of the property and construction process, developing innovative structures and solutions to complex matters where required.
In a competitive industry, not everything goes to plan. If you find yourself in the middle of a dispute which is holding your project up we offer mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions. We also conduct litigation, bringing the swiftest, most cost-effective resolution to disputes.
On top of the core team in our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness we can call upon the support of other specialist leading lawyers from other disciplines including property litigation, banking & finance, corporate, restructuring and planning.
Who we work with
We advise contractors, developers, funders, investors, office and retail tenants on a variety of property and construction matters. We also work with property professionals including engineers, surveyors, architects and accountants to achieve their aims and objectives.
Our advice is also sought out by clients and law firms based in jurisdictions outside of Scotland, who require our knowledge of the Scottish legal system and the property and construction sector in general.
Both our Real Estate Group and Construction & Engineering teams are ranked by the leading legal directories, Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500.
- Construction & engineering
- Investment and property finance
- Large-scale purchase and sale
- Landlord and tenant
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
- Property litigation
- Property structures and distressed property
We also carry out bespoke real estate & construction work in the following areas:
Our team leads the market in major NPD and PPP projects, with extensive experience in construction, project finance and facilities management.
Our award-winning team acts for a wide range of public sector organisations including Scotland’s National Park Authorities and also many of Scotland’s leading Registered Social Landlords.
Our award-winning team advises on every aspect of the energy supply chain, from planning permission and property and construction advice for projects through to advice on negotiating community benefits.
We provide property management services to Scotland’s regulators in the agricultural sector, including the country’s largest landowner, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. We also advise crofters, farmers, estates and communities on all matters affecting the rural sector.
We advise on planning, construction and real estate issues for a wide range of High Street retailers and franchisors/franchisees.
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You don't need a lawyer - not many law firms will tell you that. What you need is someone to provide a solution, and our advisors are dedicated and flexible enough to do just that.
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With one of Scotland's largest teams dealing with personal legal matters, we have specialist knowledge for every stage of your life - from buying a house to protecting your assets.
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