Real Estate - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- 14 partners
- 67 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen
What the team is known for Highly regarded property practice in Scotland. Often instructed on commercial developments and noted for work in the energy sector.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "Very thorough and very quick. They are good to do business with and they turn things around very quickly. Attention to the client is always uppermost in their minds."
Client service: "Their unique selling point is the client service: they're prepared to go the extra mile for people. It's a nice organisation to deal with."
Work highlights Acted for Strathclyde Pension Fund on the sale of offices at 141 Bothwell Street, Glasgow for more than £70 million.
Advised Velocita Energy Developments on the property aspects of its investment in 2020 Renewables, a developer in the onshore wind sector.
Richard Linton acts on developments and investments, as well as landlord and tenant matters. Clients include The Co-operative Group.
Ewan Alexander is head of the Edinburgh office and focuses on development, investment, housebuilding and the leisure sector. Clients say: "He has a nice way of explaining legal things in non-legal ways when his client needs it."
Rodney Whyte acts for clients including CALA Management. Clients praise his "attentiveness," adding that "he gets things done and gives you a straight-shooting answer."
Katharine Hardie acts for developer clients including Stirling Development Agency. Clients say she is "excellent, on the ball and knows exactly how to handle herself in negotiations."
Russell Munro focuses on investment work for property companies and institutional investors. One happy client remarks: "He kept the process moving and made sure things ran smoothly." Clients include Forth Ports.
Significant clients ABZ Development, University of Aberdeen, HF Developments, RES Group, Miller Group.