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Firm Profile

Davidson Chalmers LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 12 Hope Street
  • Edinburgh
  • City of Edinburgh
  • UK
  • EH2 4DB

Firm profile submitted by Davidson Chalmers LLP

THE FIRM Davidson Chalmers delivers a full range of pragmatic and commercially focused legal advice across a number of key sectors in the Scottish economy. In a market dominated by a handful of very large firms, Davidson Chalmers offers a different, more client-centric approach with a full partner-led service. The firm regularly advises on the Scottish aspects of UK and multinational deals, including inward investment, often working in partnership with advisors from other jurisdictions.

Managing Partner Andrew Chalmers
Number of partners 11


Agriculture & Estates: Louise Jones
Commercial Real Estate: Andrew Chalmers, Gavin Maclean
Construction: Simone Young
Corporate & Commercial: Craig Stirling, Stuart Duncan
Dispute Resolution: Sheila Webster
Employment: Alan Strain
Energy including Renewables: Laura Tainsh
Environment & Waste: Laura Tainsh
Health: Craig Stirling, Andy Drane
Planning: June Gilles
Projects: Andy Drane
Residential Development: Caroline Court, Bruce Lancaster


Corporate & Commercial: Full range of private company advice for clients across a broad range of business sectors who are either headquartered in or have business operations in Scotland.

Commercial Real Estate: Working with investors, landlords, tenants and developers of all sizes across all sectors of the Scottish market.

Residential Development: Advising on all aspects of land purchase and sale, including planning, and associated environmental and infrastructure issues.

Construction: Providing specialist advice to developers, funders, investors, contractors and professional teams.

Dispute Resolution: Offering a wide range of commercial litigation and mediation services with a particularly strong reputation for outstanding service in property litigation.

Employment: Advising and representing employers on all issues such as disciplinary, discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and Tribunals.

Renewable Energy: Advising landowners, operators and communities on wind energy, hydro, solar PV, biomass, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste.

Environment & Waste: Providing advice to clients in a variety of sectors on a range of environmental compliance, consenting, operational and enforcement issues including defending prosecutions.

Planning: Full range of advice for all types of commercial development including roads and compulsory purchase.

Health: Expertise includes providing specialist advice to GPs and dental practitioners.

Agriculture & Estates: Advising landowners, estates, farmers, developers and tenants in the acquisition, disposal, use and diversification of rural businesses and landholdings.

INTERNATIONAL: With a worldwide reach through partners in the Globalaw legal network (, clients can access a range of international advice through known and trusted law firms.