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Anderson Strathern

Living Wage
1 RUTLAND COURT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EY, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 270 7700
Fax:
Fax 0131 270 7788
DX:
ED3 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.andersonstrathern.co.uk

David Hunter

Tel:
Work 0131 625 7239
Email:
Anderson Strathern

Work Department

Commercial real estate.

Position

Partner dealing with landlord and tenant (accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in commercial leasing); property development; property lending and financing; acquisitions and disposals; environmental aspects of property transactions. Head of the social housing team with a particular interest in social housing property development and mid-market rental.

Career

Articled AC Bennett & Fairweather; qualified 1984; partner 1990.

Education

Lochaber High School; University of Aberdeen (1981 LLB; 1982 Dip LP).

Leisure

Skiing, tennis, badminton, swimming, theatre, cinema.


Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Anderson Strathern is a one-stop shop for contentious and non-contentious social housing advice. Team head David Hunter advises social housing providers on matters such as leasing, site acquisitions and development. Deputy head Shirley Evans specialises in litigation and housing management issues (where she acts for local authorities and housing associations); in 2017, she handled an eviction action for Manor Estates Housing Association. The group also assists clients with other matters impacting the sector, including residential development projects, public procurement, real estate finance and governance. In the renewable energy sector, Martin Whiteford is advising Ore Valley Housing Association on a CHP project. In addition, Hunter, Gavin Thain and Deborah Lovell assisted Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, East Lothian Housing Association and Grampian Housing Association with an innovative renewable energy initiative (in partnership with Edison Energy) to generate free electricity for tenants and reduce fuel poverty levels. Fiona Killen is knowledgeable about data protection and freedom of information issues affecting social housing clients.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Anderson Strathern advises creative industry clients on commercial and regulatory matters, with a particular emphasis in the publishing sector. Practice head Simon Brown provides pre-publication advice to Birlinn, which spans defamation, privacy, IP infringement, contempt of court and protection of journalistic sources. Alongside David Hunter , Brown is advising Merlin Entertainments Group on IP, leasing and licensing in connection with its Scottish visitor attractions. Highlights for James Blair included advising Rangers Football Club on numerous defamation and reputation management issues, sponsorship and online marketing. He is also assisting Rangers Media with contracts for the live transmission of Rangers matches overseas and for delayed transmission and highlights packages in the UK.

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