Macdonald Henderson > Glasgow, Scotland > Firm Profile
Macdonald Henderson Offices
94 HOPE STREET
Macdonald Henderson > The Legal 500 Rankings
Macdonald Henderson has notable expertise in management buyouts, M&A, investments and private equity matters. It is experienced in cross-border transactions and also handles shareholder matters and corporate advisory work. David Beveridge heads the practice.
Other key lawyers:
Norcliffe Capital Limited
EHC Energy Limited
RUA Medical Devices
John Paton Insurance
University of Strathclyde
- Advising the sole shareholder of RUA Medical Devices in a takeover by artificial heart valve developer AorTech International plc, in a £2.45m deal which brings together two world-leading Scottish life sciences companies.
- Advising Inspire Scotland, the Glasgow-based residential childcare group, on a £4.5m refinancing and growth package with ThinCats, the alternative lender to mid-sized businesses.
- Advising EHC Energy Limited on the employee buyout of the company (The Electric Heating Company) from the existing shareholders.
Macdonald Henderson > Firm Profile
Macdonald Henderson is an award-winning boutique challenger to Scotland’s largest commercial law firms, dedicated to serving Scotland’s SME owner-managers, entrepreneurs and family businesses.
Over 30 years since its formation, the firm has boldly asserted itself as one of the top performers of Scotland’s professional advisor community and is known for being energetic, savvy, capable and friendly in its approach.
It is regularly instructed on mergers and acquisitions, investments and management buyouts, both domestically and internationally.
Double shortlisting in 2021
In 2021, Macdonald Henderson was shortlisted in two leading Scottish corporate awards along with major corporate law firms in the sector:
One of three corporate law firms shortlisted for “Legal Advisor of the Year” at the Scottish Business Insider Deals & Dealmakers Awards 2021 alongside Addleshaws Goddard and Burness Paull; and
One of three corporate law firms shortlisted for “Transactions Team of the Year” at The Herald Law Awards of Scotland 2021 alongside Shepherd & Wedderburn and MBM Commercial.
The Times Best Law Firms
In 2021, Macdonald Henderson’s award-winning team was been recognised for the first time in The Times Best Law Firms.
The MH team is one of only eight Scottish firms to be featured for its work in mergers and acquisitions, alongside global/UK regional giants and large Scottish heavyweights.
Corporate: The firm’s corporate team advised on over 30 disclosable deals in the financial year 2020/21 (a doubling of deal activity on the previous year) (including unreported deals), ranking us as one of the most deal active corporate teams in Scotland.
In its guide for 2021, The Legal 500 again ranked the corporate team among the top tier Scottish corporate law firms, commenting:
‘Practical, to-the-point advice without burdening the client with the legal minutiae’.
‘Really strong team that care about their clients, very solution-driven’.
‘They have experience in dealing with small clients, from start-ups or university spin outs through to larger organisations on the SME spectrum’.
‘Key strengths are responsiveness and attention to detail’.
‘Commercial and efficient- a combination of broad experience and strong legal knowledge’.
Property: Our property team is one of the busiest commercial teams in the market providing a comprehensive range of commercial property services to a national and regional client base drawn from both the private and public sectors. We provide advice across all areas of commercial property for landlords, occupiers and developers.
Commercial and intellectual property: Recognised as respected advisors in the field of commercial law, we advise in all areas from drafting contracts to protecting intellectual property.
Dispute resolution and corporate recovery: Our team advises on all aspects of commercial dispute resolution and is highly active in delivering insolvency and restructuring advice to both companies and insolvency professionals.
Employment: Our team provides a highly proactive client service and is experienced in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and employee option schemes and benefits.
Private client: Our private client team advises on all aspects of residential conveyancing, wills and executory work on behalf of our individual clients.
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|Ian Anderson||Specialist in commercial property work (including sale/purchase, commercial leasing and security work).…||View Profile|
|David Beveridge||David trained with McGrigor Donald (now Pinsent Masons) from 1997-1999 and then…||View Profile|
|Gail Docherty||A solicitor with particular experience in the residential and new build marketplace,…||View Profile|
|Michael Hankinson||Director within commercial dispute resolution and corporate recovery. Michael deals with a…||View Profile|
|Gordon Lennox||Gordon is Director of Private Client within the firm. With many years…||View Profile|
|Ryan Macready||Ryan has significant experience in purchases, disposals, commercial contracts, financial facilities, and…||View Profile|
|Hilary Malone||Hilary is an Associate Director in the corporate team. She joined Macdonald…||View Profile|
|Elizabeth McDade||Conveyancing Paralegal||View Profile|
|Peter McEwan||Peter is a Senior Solicitor and Notary Public in our Private Client…||View Profile|
|Callum McInnes||Callum is an Associate Director in our commercial property team. Callum advises…||View Profile|
|Laura McKnight||Laura trained with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace, a large Aberdeen law…||View Profile|
|Michael Strain||Michael is a member of the Macdonald Henderson litigation team, providing practical…||View Profile|