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Gillespie Macandrew LLP


Gillespie Macandrew is a leading Scottish law firm delivering quality advice and added value for its corporate, private, charity and property clients.

The fIrm: The firm has recognised strengths in a range of expertise areas with full service backup to its niche experts across the corporate, commercial, private, charity and property sectors together with litigation, employment and tax services. The firm’s client base extends throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond, and includes multinational companies and SMEs trading on an international basis. It is well placed to offer a clear understanding of the devolved Scottish government and regulatory process.

Types of work undertaken:CharIty: provide advice on all aspects of charity law including constitution and structure; trading subsidiaries; mergers and rearrangements as well as employment, commercial contracts, property and tax.

Commercial property: offers a range of specialist services covering landlord and tenant as well as environmental and property litigation matters.

Corporate and business law: advice is provided on all aspects of company and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, commercial contracts, international trade and competition law, joint ventures, partnerships, information technology, intellectual property, government consultations, Chinese business and corporate recovery.

Energy: renewables, water, power and forestry: the firm has a dedicated team dealing with all aspects of electricity generation, including coal and renewable generation, wind, hydro and biomass developments and all aspects of natural resource including mining, forestry and water resources. The firm represents landowners, developers, generators and intensive energy users.

Family: comprehensive family law services including divorce and issues concerning children, residential property services, estate agency, advice on elderly clients, succession and tax.

Housebuilder and construction: all aspects of housebuilder and construction including strategic land and option agreements, acquisitions, professional appointments, plot conveyancing; defect and warranty claims; professional negligence and dilapidations claims.

International: the firm is a member of the international legal network Lexwork.

Land and rural business: leading expertise is offered in agricultural law, farm and estate purchases and sales, crofting, fishing, forestry, mineral, agribusiness, land development, hotel and resort development, farm fishing and renewable energy.

Litigation and employment: all aspects of commercial and property litigation, specialist expertise in employment law.

Planning: undertakes all aspects of planning law including applications, appeals and breaches, development appraisal and investment advice; mediation and judicial reviews and statutory appeals.

Residential property: Hunters residential is a division of Gillespie Macandrew and is a leading estate agency in the Edinburgh prime property market.


Department Name Email Telephone
Chair Fiona Morton
CEO Robert Graham-Campbell
Agriculture/estates Robert Scott-Dempster
Charity Lianne Lodge
Commercial Derek McCulloch
Construction Isobell Reid
Corporate Christopher Smith
Energy Derek McCulloch
Executy/probate/wills Elspeth Paget
Housebuilder Harry Smith
International business Derek McCulloch
Litigation and employment Fiona Cameron
Personal tax and trust John McArthur
Planning Colin Hamilton
Private client Elspeth Paget
Residential Wilson Hunter
Photo Name Position Profile
 Fiona Cameron  photo Fiona Cameron
 Chris Gibson  photo Chris Gibson
 Colin Hamilton  photo Colin Hamilton
 SL Wilson Hunter  photo SL Wilson Hunter
 Kenneth Irons  photo Kenneth Irons
 Andrew Leslie  photo Andrew Leslie
 Fraser Leslie  photo Fraser Leslie
 Lianne Lodge  photo Lianne Lodge
 Jennifer Maciver  photo Jennifer Maciver
 Agnes Mallon  photo Agnes Mallon
 John McArthur  photo John McArthur
 Derek  McCulloch  photo Derek  McCulloch
 Amy McDowell  photo Amy McDowell
 David Milne  photo David Milne
 Elspeth Paget  photo Elspeth Paget
 Robert Andrew Scott-Dempster  photo Robert Andrew Scott-Dempster
 Harry Smith  photo Harry Smith
 David Christopher Smith  photo David Christopher Smith
 Murray Soutar  photo Murray Soutar
 John B Stirling  photo John B Stirling
 Alan White  photo Alan White
 Simon Williams  photo Simon Williams
 Donald Winskill  photo Donald Winskill
Number of UK partners : 23
Number of other UK fee-earners : 86