Amy McDowell > Gillespie Macandrew LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Work Department

Energy, Natural Resources & Strategic Land


Partner in the Energy, Natural Resources and Strategic Land team. Amy acts on behalf of landowners, developers, funders and other third parties in new and ongoing renewable energy developments and in secondary market renewable energy transactions. She also acts in various strategic land developments including a number of large scale residential and mixed use developments across Scotland. Amy has particular experience assisting clients who are developing projects on land subject to crofting tenure, focusing on the various options available to developers in order to identify the best practical solution available.


Gillespie Macandrew LLP: Trainee Solicitor (2009-2011); Solicitor (2011 – 2014); Associate (2015 – 2016); Partner (2016 – present) 


University of Edinburgh: LLB (Hons); Dip. LP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP‘s energy expertise leverages the firm’s rural and agricultural knowledge to handle large onshore, island and offshore projects. The practice regularly works with the planning and construction, regulatory, land litigation and judicial review departments. Derek McCullough leads the energy, infrastructure and natural resources group, which also includes Amy McDowell, who handles renewables and strategic land developments.