The commercial litigation practice at BTO Solicitors LLP operates in the renewable energy, construction and banking sectors, handling a range of disputes from real estate to insolvency matters. Led by Grant Hunter, the team strengthened its partnership with Angus Wood, who was with MacRoberts LLP and is based in the firm`s Glasgow office. Lynn Richmond is the Accredited Specialist in the Intellectual Property Litigation Unit. «Strong knowledge of the market and excellent understanding of the construction industry as a whole. Timely and «punctual» legal advice is the hallmark of this team. «Colin Hutton is a high-level team leader who combines legal talent, a keen sense of business realities and a persistent approach to client issues. He is notable in trade disputes in Scotland. «Willingness to integrate into the extended team, anxious to know as much as possible about the construction project in order to make advice and support as effective as possible. Pinsent Masons LLP, which is praised for its «excellent knowledge and understanding of project law», is active in a mix of Scottish, UK and international projects, with initial consultation to delivery and litigation. Stuart Barr leads the local practice and assists all relevant stakeholders in a plethora of transportation, energy, water, waste management, education and economic infrastructure projects. He is supported by Michael Allan, the transactional construction lawyer who works primarily in the energy, engineering and real estate development sectors, and Victoria Miller, who leads the operational and strategic asset management offering. General Counsel Chris Owens is making significant progress in the national student housing market. «We have had a close relationship with S&W over the last 5 years and they have the fundamentals of our business, red flags, business violations and where we can focus our attention and efforts from a contractual/business perspective. So, instead of being an outside consultant, it looks like you`re working with an extension of the company`s legal department. «The Brodies Real Estate team stands out in the Scottish market for its deep expertise.
They have an unparalleled army of specialists who can be deployed in the blink of an eye to resolve clients` legal difficulties. They are cost-effective, committed and diligent in delivering compelling solutions that add value. «A major player in Scotland. A construction team that has in-depth skills that provide a complete and experienced service in the industry. A responsive and strategically mature company that can deliver in all circumstances. Shepherd and Wedderburn`s extensive expertise in building law attracts an equally broad client base, including developers, contractors, local authorities, social landlords and investors. Team Leader Euan McLeod specializes in consulting mandates – many of which are more recently related to renovation and energy projects – and is supported by Lauren Thomson, who has been particularly active in advising on residential and commercial developments. Lawyer-lawyer Iain Drummond is a key point of contact for construction and engineering disputes. Much of his recent work has come from the education and health sectors. «Laura McCorquodale has built a very strong and controversial construction department. An area of the market historically difficult to break into, the team is involved in more and more big business.
DLA Piper provides its public and private sector clients with combined planning and real estate advice on residential, mixed-use and infrastructure projects, while transactional issues are another key component. His transaction expertise has recently been leveraged by asset managers, mutual funds and commercial companies. Following the move of former team leader Sandy Telfer to Gillespie Macandrew LLP in May 2022, General Counsel Michael Greig, who stands out for his experience within the internal planning authority, is now the main point of contact. MacRoberts LLP has a controversial build at its core, thanks in large part to practice leader Neil Kelly`s expertise in the field, but with the arrival of Jonathan Gaskell from DWF in January 2022, the team has also strengthened its non-controversial offering. Much of his work is related to infrastructure projects and developments in the health and education sectors, but the practice also oversees residential, commercial and hospitality projects and works for various public and private clients. «The ability to quickly grasp structural/technical concepts and issues; ability to find pragmatic legal means to solve complex problems; Ability to understand the functioning of the business unit. «Paul Jennings is the anchor of our legal work. Paul is completely immersed in the situation and assesses the situation during the transactions, and I hope he will get involved when it is appropriate to expedite the file.
«There is a tangible culture of excellence and customer focus that permeates the entire company and sets it apart from its competitors. Their knowledge of the market, coupled with their leading specialists, make them a compelling proposition for any construction-related legal work. Gilson Gray is known for his high-quality commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes and complex litigation. The Group also covers the insolvency and construction sectors with expertise in international arbitration, particularly in the Middle East. Led by Rosie Walker, the group is made up of key figures. Keith Anderson, the name of the disputed bankruptcies, and senior partner Iain Grant, who advises on contract disputes. The firm strengthened its presence by acquiring Dundee-based Baillie Shepherd and adding three experienced lawyers to its team, including General Counsel Ken Glass. «We seek advice from CMS in various areas, some of which are sometimes a bit left-wing.
They analyse the situation, ask us stimulating questions and direct their legal advice towards the clients` requirements and the individual situation.