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Addleshaw Goddard

Work 0131 228 2400
Fax 0131 222 9800

Neil Addis

Work 0131 222 9589
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Real Estate.


Neil acts for clients involved in all aspects of real estate work, ranging from occupier clients (retail and business space) to clients acquiring and selling both investment and development property. In terms of development work, Neil has recently been involved in acquiring a number of sites for care homes and student accommodation, as well as for food retail. On the investment side, Neil has a number of very active clients who have been involved over the last few years in a many acquisitions and disposals, ranging from a multi-use development in the North of Scotland (Hotel/retail and pub) to a large office investment in the centre of Edinburgh. In terms of occupier work, Neil acts for some well know high street names in the retail and restaurant trade. In addition, he represents a highly acquisitive care home operator having completing numerous deals for them over the last few years. Neil looks after the firm's property finance team, and has dealt with some high profile funding deals, across all sectors including care homes, shopping centres, student accommodation, garden centres, office space and retail. He maintains a high profile with most major funders in the property finance sector and regularly acts for The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, HSBC, Barclays, Santander and Svenska Handelsbanken, to name a few.


Trained Archibald Campbell & Harley; qualified 1996; head of real estate at former firm; partner HBJ Gateley 2005 to date (now known as Addleshaw Goddard)




Law Society of Scotland; Investment Property Forum and Writer to the Signet.


Daniel Stewarts and Melville College; Edinburgh University (1993 LLB Hons; 1994 Dip LP).


Golf, Cycling

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Addleshaw Goddard inherited HBJ Gateley's real estate team, which is led by Simon Ede, following the merger between the two firms in 2017. Now part of a much larger firm, the group is now better-placed to service a wide spectrum of UK and international clients, which includes funders, private developer investors, landlords and corporate occupiers, and fund clients. Ede's group includes Alison Newton, who has a wealth of experience in multi-use regeneration schemes and UK portfolio acquisitions. Neil Addis has expertise in investment and development matters, as well as commercial leasing work. Kirsty Nicholson is one of a number of individuals in the team with experience of undertaking English real estate work; a recent highlight involved acting for Staycity in deals for purpose-built aparthotels in Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool (and also the completion of leases for new aparthotels in London, Manchester and York). In 2017, Alastair Cowan led a multidisciplinary team, which acted for Harwood Mouse Two Limited in the £48m sale to Accrue of nine SPVs owning a mixed-use portfolio of 18 industrial and office properties. Carrie Armstrong, legal director Joanne Moynan are also recommended.

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