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McClure Naismith LLP

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  • Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Within Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow, tier 4

McClure Naismith LLP has a strong SME client following. Recent highlights include advising Insignia Technologies on an £850,000 investment into the company. Colin Millar heads the team.

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Scotland: Dispute resolution

Within Commercial litigation Commercial litigation

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Within Debt recovery, McClure Naismith LLP is a second tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP recently acted for Clydesdale Bank in developing and implementing a hybrid online debt litigation process, which sees the firm undertake court actions on behalf of the bank throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Frank Johnstone heads the team.

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Scotland: Finance

Within Banking and finance, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

The ‘excellent'McClure Naismith LLP’s client base includes the Scottish clearing banks, and a number of UK and foreign lenders. Paul Kenneth is praised for his ‘legal knowledge', ‘responsiveness', ‘attention to detail' and ‘high-quality advice'. John Blackwood heads the team.

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Scotland: Human resources

Within Employment, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP acted for Infratil Airports Europe Limited in the sales of Glasgow Prestwick Airport to the Scottish Government, and of Kent International airport to a consortium. Department head Alan Thomson is recommended.

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Within Health and safety, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

‘Service standards are superb' at McClure Naismith LLP. Rory Jackson is recommended.

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Scotland: Insurance

Within Personal injury: defender, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP has particular expertise in casualty, disease and motor accidents. Clients include Tradex, The Co-operative Group, The Department of Energy and Climate, and Whitbread.

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Within Professional negligence, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

Jeffrey Hutcheson is recommended at McClure Naismith LLP.

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Scotland: Private client

Within Charities and not-for-profit, tier 5

Colin Millar is head of department at McClure Naismith LLP, where clients include The Glasgow School of Art, the Bridges Programmes and The Hugh Fraser Foundation.

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Within Personal tax, trusts and executries Personal tax, trusts and executries

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Within Projects, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP has experience advising funders on project finance transactions. Joint practice head Mark Cowie recently led the firm’s work for Robertson Capital Projects on its successful bid and joint venture proposal for a NHS Scotland partnering framework.

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Scotland: Real estate

Within Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP advised Inverclyde Council and Chancery UK on the redevelopment of Wallace Place and Princes Street, Greenock. David Thomson heads the team.

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Within Construction, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

McClure Naismith LLP is praised as ‘responsive' and ‘knowledgeable', and has a buoyant contentious practice. David Thomson is noted for his ‘tremendous commercial acumen and excellent knowledge'. Brandon Malone* is ‘a well-versed litigator'. *Brandon Malone is now with Brandon Malone & Company.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Within Intellectual property, McClure Naismith LLP is a third tier firm,

Jeffrey Hutcheson and Scott Kerr are key contacts at McClure Naismith LLP.

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