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Scotland: Corporate and commercial

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

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP acts for Scottish SMEs and also advises large international clients such as Sony and Jabil Circuit. Stuart Duncan’s team is particularly active in the renewable energy sector, and recently handled the sale of £40m of renewables projects to Zouk Capital for Urban Wind. Craig Stirling is recommended.

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Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

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Scotland: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP advises SMEs, medical partnerships and charities, on matters such as TUPE transfers, executive exits and discrimination claims. Clients include the Scottish Refugee Council and JW Muir Group. Dawn Dickson joined Eversheds in 2016.

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Scotland: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 3

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP’s ‘positive and helpful’ practice advises on rural transactions and energy projects. The firm acts for RBS on secured loan transactions. Key names include the ‘professional and flexibleLaura Tainsh and practice head Andy Drane.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

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

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP’s Andy Drane leads the team’s advice to Lonburgh on all aspects of the creation of investor-ready renewable energy schemes. In 2015, construction specialist Simone Young joined from Lindsays. Craig Stirling, Laura Tainsh and June Gilles are other key names.

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Scotland: Public sector

Health
Health - ranked: tier 2

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Advising GP and dental practices sits at the core of Davidson Chalmers LLP’s health practice, which advises on real estate procurement, practice sales and partnership disputes. Craig Stirling and Andy Draneknow the sector well’.

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Scotland: Real estate

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

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP, which has a strong reputation for acting for private development companies, is handling two significant developments in Edinburgh city centre: acting for Chris Stewart Group in the development of The Registers, and advising Peveril Securities on a project at King’s Stables Road.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Laura Tainsh’s team at Davidson Chalmers LLP assists clients with their dealings with regulatory bodies such as the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, and has particular expertise in dealing with enforcement actions. Saica Natur UK, Straid Farms and Peel Energy are among its key clients.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 3

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Davidson Chalmers LLP’s June Gilles, who has ‘an excellent, unflappable manner’, advises on issues across a wide range of development projects, with particular strengths in energy and food retail developments. Caroline Court is another key name in the team, and advises clients such as Urban Wind, Chris Stewart Group and Story Homes.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 2

Davidson Chalmers LLP (Edinburgh)

Led by Sheila Webster, Davidson Chalmers LLP’s team deals with high-value and complex dilapidations cases, as well as contentious property development matters, and title and property contract disputes. Webster is defending Pizza Hut against a £1m dilapidations claim brought by a landlord.

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