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Gillespie Macandrew LLP

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Gillespie Macandrew is a leading Scottish law firm delivering quality advice and added value for its corporate, private, charity and property clients.

The fIrm: The firm has recognised strengths in a range of expertise areas with full service backup to its niche experts across the corporate, commercial, private, charity and property sectors together with litigation, employment and tax services. The firm’s client base extends throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond, and includes multinational companies and SMEs trading on an international basis. It is well placed to offer a clear understanding of the devolved Scottish government and regulatory process.

Types of work undertaken:CharIty: provide advice on all aspects of charity law including constitution and structure; trading subsidiaries; mergers and rearrangements as well as employment, commercial contracts, property and tax.

Commercial property: offers a range of specialist services covering landlord and tenant as well as environmental and property litigation matters.

Corporate and business law: advice is provided on all aspects of company and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, commercial contracts, international trade and competition law, joint ventures, partnerships, information technology, intellectual property, government consultations, Chinese business and corporate recovery.

Energy: renewables, water, power and forestry: the firm has a dedicated team dealing with all aspects of electricity generation, including coal and renewable generation, wind, hydro and biomass developments and all aspects of natural resource including mining, forestry and water resources. The firm represents landowners, developers, generators and intensive energy users.

Family: comprehensive family law services including divorce and issues concerning children, residential property services, estate agency, advice on elderly clients, succession and tax.

Housebuilder and construction: all aspects of housebuilder and construction including strategic land and option agreements, acquisitions, professional appointments, plot conveyancing; defect and warranty claims; professional negligence and dilapidations claims.

International: the firm is a member of the international legal network Lexwork.

Land and rural business: leading expertise is offered in agricultural law, farm and estate purchases and sales, crofting, fishing, forestry, mineral, agribusiness, land development, hotel and resort development, farm fishing and renewable energy.

Litigation and employment: all aspects of commercial and property litigation, specialist expertise in employment law.

Planning: undertakes all aspects of planning law including applications, appeals and breaches, development appraisal and investment advice; mediation and judicial reviews and statutory appeals.

Residential property: Hunters residential is a division of Gillespie Macandrew and is a leading estate agency in the Edinburgh prime property market.


  • Number of UK partners: 22
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 84
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Private client (including tax): 24
  • Corporate/commercial client : 32
  • Litigation and employment : 12
  • Residential: 10
  • Rural: 22

Above material supplied by Gillespie Macandrew LLP.

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