Construction - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 28 associates/assistants
What the team is known for Market leader in Scottish construction. Established as a go-to name for transactional and contentious matters. Notably strong in the renewables and energy sectors.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Commercial awareness: "The team has a good understanding of our business and is able to tailor its advice to what we do."
Bench strength: "A large team to draw on to cover a plethora of issues."
What's new? New clients include SSC, Shepard Engineering Services and Total.
Work highlights Advised Viridor on construction matters related to the £160 million Glasgow Residual Waste Project.
Acted for Galliford Try in a high-value rail sector dispute with Lanes Group.
Clients and peers are quick to single out Fraser McMillan for praise. He leads on a number of the practice's highest-profile disputes.
Kenny Valentine is praised by clients for having the ability to "highlight potential pitfalls in an effective manner." He heads the contentious construction team and handles several significant disputes.
Michael Allan is noted by clients as being "very commercial and pragmatic" and "identifying the issues quickly." He lead the team advising Viridor on the Glasgow Residual Waste Project.
Colin Fraser is recognised for his work in the infrastructure sector. He is a key partner at the practice and is involved in a number of contentious matters. He represented Galliford Try in its dispute with Lanes Group.
Alastair Morrison is instructed on a number of contentious and non-contentious matters. He regularly works with some of the practice's key clients such as Balfour Beatty.
Brandon Nolan is described by sources as having "very extensive experience." He is a senior partner within the team and is involved on contentious matters.
Julia Maguire is noted for her work in the renewables and energy sector. She led the team advising Beatrice Offshore Wind on the development of a 1,000 MW Moray Firth wind farm.
Juliet Haldane specialises in non-contentious matters. Clients regularly refer their most complex matters to her.
Louise Forster is involved in a number of contentious issues. She is notably strong on international oil and gas matters.
Significant clients BP, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Morgan Sindall.