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Gillespie Macandrew LLP

76-80 MORNINGSIDE ROAD, EDINBURGH, EH10 4BY, SCOTLAND
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10, Glasgow, Perth

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 3

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP specialises in renewable energy and land-related deals for clients such as SMEs, private equity funds and high-net-worth individuals. Christopher Smith has expertise in the corporate structuring of renewables projects, and in issues concerning family businesses. Derek McCulloch is also recommended.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

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Scotland: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s ‘conscientious and dependable’ team advises on matters such as complex farm sales and energy transactions. Robert Scott-Dempster heads the practice and has ‘a clear focus on what the client wants’. Fraser Leslie joined the firm from Bond Dickinson LLP.

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Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s work for charities includes advice on social investment issues, restructurings and leadership changes. Practice head Tom Murray is advising the Mount Stuart Trust on land reform issues.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

At Gillespie Macandrew LLP, John McArthur, whose expertise includes legal rights claims, ‘makes sure that the clients feel they are in safe hands’. Agnes Mallon’s work includes cross-border disputes.

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Personal tax, trusts and executries
Personal tax, trusts and executries - ranked: tier 3

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh, Perth)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is particularly singled out for tax matters, in addition to handling powers of attorney, cross-border estates and agricultural property issues. John McArthur, a chairman of STEP Scotland, is noted for his ‘up-to-date knowledge of tax law’. Practice leader Elspeth Paget is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)
Energy (excluding oil and gas) - ranked: tier 3

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP deals with a range of matters across all forms of renewable energy, including planning and construction, property matters, and finance. Derek McCulloch’s team was strengthened by Fraser Leslie’s move from Bond Dickinson LLP in 2015; Leslie is experienced in acting for landowners and developers in property-related renewables matters. Alan White has expertise in crofting issues, particularly in large-scale onshore projects.

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Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 4

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 3

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP’s main contact is Murray Shaw, who has more than 25 years’ experience in planning law, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in the area. Although the practice attracts work across a wide range of areas, it has a particular emphasis on energy and housebuilding.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Gillespie Macandrew LLP (Edinburgh)

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