Gillian Ralph > Shoosmiths > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real Estate


Gillian is a real estate lawyer with a broad range of experience in all aspects of commercial property, having acted for both residential and commercial developers, institutional investors, funders and tenants.

Her experience includes:

acting for the developer in the acquisition of a landmark city centre site for commercial and residential development;

acting in connection with the acquisition of sites at Pacific Quay, Glasgow for commercial development;

acting for the developer in the acquisition of a site for residential development, including the provision of affordable housing, forming part of a major regeneration project in Edinburgh;

advising on the regeneration of Edinburgh Waterfront including acting on the acquisition and disposal of development sites;

acting for a large housing association in connection with the property aspects of their requirements including the acquisition and disposal of sites and of affordable housing across the central belt;
acting for a residential developer in the acquisition of sites for residential development across the central belt;acting for a major institutional investor in connection with its Scottish portfolio including acquisitions, disposals and lease management.

Acting for various funders in connection with securities over investment and development of properties and in the refinancing of social housing portfolios.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing

(Rising stars)

Gillian RalphShoosmiths

With a specialism in the mid-market rent model, Shoosmiths is routinely called upon by registered social landlords, housebuilders and government-backed property funds to assist with a wide range of social housing matters. Team head Janette Speed typically takes the lead on property sales and acquisitions and the subsequent development of these sites, while, in conjunction with the firm’s commercial litigators, the team also handles contentious matters. Recent work in this space includes debt recovery, service charge disputes and title issues. Principal associate Gillian Ralph is another key member of the team and has recently assisted with a number of forward funding acquisitions of development sites.