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Brodies LLP’s Colin MacLaren acts for Drum Property Group in various matters concerning Aberdeen’s Prime Four Business Park, and recently handled the sale of OneSubsea’s headquarters to Reassure. In another highlight in 2015, Tracey Menzies acted for Travis Perkins in the sale and leaseback of Scottish property assets.

Burness Paull’s Richard Goodfellow is leading the advice to a consortium of landowners in a £1bn project involving a 4,500-home settlement at Chapelton of Elsick. John Strachan is advising Malcolm Allan Housebuilders on a joint development project with Barratt Homes involving 1,071 homes in Aberdeenshire.

Pinsent Masons LLP undertakes all areas of commercial property, and has a particularly strong track record in residential and commercial development. Key clients include Persimmon Homes, Barratt Homes, CALA Group and Taylor Wimpey. Rodney Whyte and Mark McCall are advising Aberdeen Harbour Board on the property aspects of the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project. Val McDougall joined from Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.

Blackadders LLP’s workload includes the management of large-scale investment portfolios for clients such as Abercastle Investments, as well as site acquisitions and disposals for housebuilders. It also assists landowners with option agreements with developers. Emma Gray’s team includes Fraser Hardie and Stuart King.

Ledingham Chalmers LLP provides ‘a high standard of advice’ to public sector organisations and oilfield services companies, as well as developers, housebuilders and other clients. In 2015, Alan Michie assisted Kirkwood Homes with the acquisition and development of approximately 600 residential units at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire. In another highlight for Stephen Morrice’s team, Michie acted for Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP in its letting of a new-build office facility at Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells.

Duncan Campbell’s team at Stronachs LLP covers the full spectrum of commercial property matters for public and private sector clients across Scotland. Its extensive practice covers acquisitions and disposals, leasing and development agreements. Ferga McKay handled a large-scale leasing transaction for Caledonian Petroleum Services in a matter involving six industrial units. In 2015, Liz Stewart joined from Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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