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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 WEST REGENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 1RW, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 566 9900
Fax:
Fax 0141 565 1222
DX:
GW409 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Elaine Hunter

Tel:
Work 0141 566 8531
Email:
Web:
shepwedd.com/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Property

Position

Elaine trained and qualified in Scotland and thereafter re-qualified in England and Wales in 2000 whilst working in London for a city firm.

She has more than 20 years' experience in the real estate sector, including involvement in major UK-wide property transactions, multiple property "portfolio" deals and cross-border work.

Elaine has long-standing relationships with a number of the firm’s clients across a variety of disciplines and heads up the Scottish-based arm of our English Property Unit.

Clients include energy companies, investors, developers, hotel operators, house builders, manufacturers, housing associations, funders, retailers and healthcare providers.  Examples are: Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Limited; Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited; Clydesdale Bank PLC; BDL Select Hotels; BayWa r.e. UK Limited; Vattenfall; Falck; and Macdonald Resorts.

Career

Trained Wright Johnston & Mackenzie, qualified 1997; solicitor, Bird Semple 1997-1999; solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna, London 1999-2001; partner (from 2006) Tods Murray2001-2014; director, Shepherd and Wedderburn 2014 to present.

Member

Law Society of Scotland (admitted 1997)
Law Society of England and Wales (admitted 2000)
Board member, Linstone Housing Association (2014 to present date)

Education

1994 - University of Glasgow - LLB (Hons) (Private Law)
1995 - University of Glasgow – Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction)
2000 – College of Law, London – Qualified Lawyers Transfer Course
2009 – University of Northumbria – Post-Graduate Diploma in Property Development, Planning and Environmental Law


Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Shepherd and Wedderburn acts for local authority and housing association clients in a wide range of matters by drawing upon its strengths across a number of disciplines, including projects, construction, litigation and pensions. Its first-rate reputation in real estate sees it regularly advise RSLs on related social housing matters; Elaine Hunter recently assisted Southside Housing Association with a number of matters, including the acquisition of a development site at Paisley Road West in the south of Glasgow. On the contentious front, practice head Stephen Humphreys (who has more than 25 years of experience of the social housing sector) is representing Kingdom Housing Association in ongoing actions to recover heritable property, while Colin Archibald and others are acting for Loretto Housing Association (which is part of the Wheatley Housing Group) in a structural defects claim against Cruden (the contractor) and Cameron & Ross (the structural engineer) over a building which was converted from a hospital to create 17 flats and a day centre facility. Neil Maclean advises social housing clients on employment law issues, while Rhona Harper is an expert on procurement.

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