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12 HOPE STREET, EDINBURGH, EH2 4DB, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 625 9191
Fax:
Fax 0131 625 9192
DX:
408 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.davidsonchalmers.com

Greg Flett

Tel:
Work 0131 625 9191
Email:
Web:
www.davidsonchalmers.com
Davidson Chalmers Stewart

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Experienced in acting for a wide range of business, from SMEs to blue chip companies and individuals in both commercial disputes and commercial property disputes. Recent work highlights include advising an international restaurant chain over a number of years on a complex and unusual dilapidations claim in Glasgow city centre worth circa £500,000; acting in a claim for works carried out under service charge obligations and dilapidations exceeding £2,000,000; advising on numerous construction disputes arising out of a high-profile residential "build-to-rent" scheme in Edinburgh; and advising a non-departmental government body on their departure from a large office building, including on issues relating to a complex and historic rent review as well as a claim for dilapidations and loss of rent claims exceeding £2,000,000.

Career

Trained at McClure Naismith, qualifying in 2009. Joined Davidson Chalmers in 2012 as an Assistant, promoted to Partner in 2018.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Signet Accredited Solicitor in Commercial Litigation; Property Litigation Association.

Education

Bankhead Academy, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen (2001 LLB Hons; 2002 DipLP); Robert Gordon University (LLM Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication).

Leisure

Baking, cinema and travel.


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Greg Flett - Davidson Chalmers LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

The team at Davidson Chalmers LLP combines 'an excellent understanding of the law with a keen focus on the commercial needs of the client'. Sheila Webster, who is 'great to work with', has a strong track record in litigation at the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and Supreme Court. Also notable is that Webster, among her other qualifications, has served as a committee member for the Commercial Litigation Accreditation Committee of the Signet Accreditation scheme since its inception. 'Exceptionally effective'Greg Flett, who recently made partner, is also highly rated by clients, as is newly promoted associate Magnus Miller. The firm's prominence in the Scottish commercial litigation marketplace is underlined by the fact that, in addition to generating its own matters, it has a strong pipeline of work from other Scottish and English law firms. Webster and Miller are acting for Tweed Homes as the pursuer in a circa £2.4m damages claim against Clydesdale Bank over an agreement to finance a site development. Webster and Miller are also representing William Grant & Sons Distillers in a planning appeal concerning the consent that was granted by a local authority for the development of a windfarm site owned by a subsidiary of EDF.

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Scotland: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Davidson Chalmers LLP acts for a number of Scotland's most active private development companies in the construction of large, high-profile residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. Practice head Simone Young is the lead adviser to Chris Stewart Group on high-end new-build and refurbishment developments at St Andrew Square in Edinburgh; the work recently covered procurement and contracts advice. In a related matter, Greg Flett advised the client on a claim brought by the proprietor of a neighbouring property against a demolition contractor employed by the client over damage the contractor had caused to the property. In another major project in Edinburgh, Bruce Lancaster and Young are advising Peveril Securities Limited on a multi-use development at King's Stables Road, which consists of four neighbouring construction projects; when complete, this will consist of a hotel, student accommodation, residential apartments and commercial units. Outside of acting for developers, the firm undertakes high-end work for other clients; Young is advising Apple Apartments on the multimillion pound refurbishment of a former school building in Edinburgh city centre to form a mixed serviced apartment and bar/restaurant scheme. Elsewhere, Andy Drane heads up a team that specialises in the waste and renewable energy sectors, and he also advises primary medical care operators on development matters.

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Property litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Greg Flett - Davidson Chalmers LLP

Within: Property litigation

Davidson Chalmers LLP's Sheila Webster and recently promoted partner Greg Flett 'combine an excellent understanding of the law with a keen focus on the commercial needs of the client'. In addition to generating standalone instructions, the firm's first-rate reputation in handling property disputes makes it a first port of call for referral work from English and Scottish law firms. The broad spread of work includes multimillion pound dilapidations cases, landlord and tenant matters (including notice disputes), property damage, title disputes and matters arising from commercial and residential developments (such as contentious construction issues). Webster, who is a qualified mediator, also regularly sits as an arbitrator on property disputes. She is also experienced in property-related judicial reviews, as is newly promoted associate Magnus Miller. Webster and Flett are assisting Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, as the former tenant of a commercial premises in Glasgow, with a number of interrelated disputes with a former landlord. In 2017, they advised Pizza Hut (UK) Limited on a dilapidations claim brought by landlords of a property in central Glasgow. Another matter saw Webster and Miller advise Carpetright on successfully bringing an application against its landlord for an extension of its lease under the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act 1949. Muir Group, William Grant & Sons Distillers Limited and Straid Farms Limited are other clients.

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