Craig is a Partner in our award winning corporate team advising on the full spectrum of private company Corporate/M&A activity servicing a broad mix of owner managed businesses. Craig divides his time between advising clients in the West of Scotland and the Highlands and Islands, with time spent regularly in our Inverness and Lerwick offices.
Craig jointly heads up the firm's Healthcare Sector Group. He has a particular specialism in acting for veterinary practices and leads the team acting regularly in relation to the sale of veterinary practices to Bristol-based IVC Evidensia, a private equity backed veterinary consolidator that is now regarded as Europe's leading veterinary care provider based across 11 countries with more than 1,400 clinics and employing 19,000 staff.
Craig also oversees the work done by the firm for Cheltenham-based Portman Healthcare, a private equity backed dental consolidator which has been expanding its presence in Scotland over the last few years. Our team has helped them expand their footprint to 139 dental practices (including 16 orthodontic clinics) across the UK, with over 600,000 patients registered with their practices.
As part of the firm's market-leading Sports law practice, Craig has also developed a niche in advising Scottish sports governing bodies on constitutional matters, including attending their AGMs to provide procedural legal advice.
The Legal 500 ranks Craig as a "Recommended Lawyer" in Corporate & Commercial with clients commenting "Craig McKerracher is absolutely excellent - professional and a decent guy”.
He is the co-ordinating tutor on the Company Law elective course which forms part of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 2005