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Pinsent Masons LLP


Pinsent Masons - London
  • 141 Bothwell Street
  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow City
  • UK
  • G2 7EQ
  • Senior Partner Richard Foley
  • Managing Partner David Ryan
  • Number of partners  365
  • Qualified lawyers  1200

THE FIRM Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering a high quality service and adding value for clients. The firm’s approach to doing business is structured around developing long-term relationships with its clients, its people and its local and global communities.
With an international resource of over 1,500 lawyers - including 500 lawyers in its headquarters in the City of London - the firm delivers on the ground legal advice from 19 locations, advising clients on their businesses worldwide.
Working with major international and UK corporations, institutions and public bodies, the firm has strong global credentials in four sectors: advanced manufacturing and technology, energy and natural resources, financial resources, and infrastructure.
It also has considerable knowledge and expertise across a wide range of services which cover (for example) corporate, M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax.
Pinsent Masons’ emphasis on listening, understanding and building strong working partnerships has proved essential to the firm’s many successful client relationships, evidenced by the large number of FTSE350 and similar clients for which the firm acts.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Aberdeen; Belfast; Birmingham; Edinburgh; Leeds; London; Manchester; Munich; Paris; Istanbul; Dubai; Qatar; Beijing; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Singapore


  • 30 Crown Place,
  • Earl Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2A 4ES
  • Tel (020) 7418 7000
  • Fax (020) 7418 7050
  • DX 119516 Finsbury Square
  • Website : www.pinsentmasons.com

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.

Notable practitioners

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.