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McClure Naismith LLP

292 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5TQ, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 204 2700
Fax:
Fax 0141 248 3998
DX:
GW64 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.mcclurenaismith.com
London, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 5

McClure Naismith LLP Glasgow

McClure Naismith LLP draws on a wealth of experience advising early-stage and high-growth companies. Highlights include advising Eden Springs on its purchase of the Findlays bottled-water business from AG Barr. Colin Millar heads the team.

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Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

McClure Naismith LLP (Glasgow )

The ‘first-classMcClure Naismith LLP represented Livingston FC in major Court of Session proceedings. E-Ming Fong and associate Lewis Kemp are recommended. Since publication, E-Ming Fong and Lewis Kemp have moved to Harper Macleod LLP.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 2

McClure Naismith LLP (Glasgow)

McClure Naismith LLP’s practice head Frank Johnstone has extensive experience acting for motor-finance houses, debt-purchase companies, banks, and utilities companies. The practice advised Clydesdale Bank on developing and implementing a hybrid online debt-litigation process.

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Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh, Glasgow)

The ‘first-classMcClure Naismith LLP goes ‘above and beyond normal service’. Areas of expertise include security and finance documentation, asset finance transactions and regulatory matters. Practice head John Blackwood attracts praise for his ‘professional manner and attention to detail’, and ‘strategic and measured approach’. Morag Campbell is also recommended.

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Scotland: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Glasgow)

McClure Naismith LLP represents both employers and employees, and has expertise in disability discrimination claims, senior executive terminations, and TUPE. Alan Thomson heads the team, and advises on collective redundancies, reorganisations and the employment aspects of business transfers.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

McClure Naismith LLP is experienced in the healthcare sector. Rory Jackson advised on matters involving Legionnaires’ disease.

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Scotland: Insurance

Personal injury: defender
Personal injury: defender - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

With ‘good, in-depth knowledge and very reasonable rates’, McClure Naismith LLP has expertise in claims resulting from disease and motor accidents, and cases arising from employers’ liability and public liability policies.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

Jeffrey Hutcheson at McClure Naismith LLP deals with all aspects of insurance litigation.

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Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 5

McClure Naismith LLP (Glasgow)

McClure Naismith LLP is well known for acquisitions work, and practice head Colin Millar has particular expertise in mergers of smaller charities.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Projects
Projects - ranked: tier 4

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

Ashok Ghosh is the key name nationally for procurement matters at McClure Naismith LLP, particularly in the public sector, following Mark Cowie’s departure to Anderson Strathern. The practice also advises funders in project finance deals.

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Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh, Glasgow)

Commercial property: retail occupiers - ranked: tier 4

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

McClure Naismith LLP advised Dale House Developments on its acquisition of a development site from The Co-operative Bank. Other clients include Barratt and LaSalle Investments. David Thomson heads the team.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

McClure Naismith LLP (Glasgow)

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

McClure Naismith LLP (Edinburgh)

Jeffrey Hutcheson and Scott Kerr are key contacts at McClure Naismith LLP, which is known for working with young companies on regulatory and data protection matters. Since publication, Scott Kerr has moved to Harper Macleod LLP.

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