Firm Profile > Bellwether Green > Edinburgh, Scotland

Bellwether Green

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow Tier 4

Bellwether Green acts for a significant client roster including landlords and property developers, and provides assistance with development, acquisition, funding and letting issues. The team, led by John Bingham, has strong experience acting for large tenants and advises Virgin Media and Liberty Global on Scottish property work. Bingham is based in Glasgow with Steven Templeton.

Practice head(s):

John Bingham

Other key lawyers:


‘John Bingham and Eve Mundell are extremely responsive, practical and effective. They are pleasant to deal with and organised.’

‘Bellwether Green adopts a partner-led, commercial approach in providing legal advice on commercial property in Scotland. The real estate experts are quick to pick up the phone and have always been very responsive to ad hoc queries or efficient in dealing with transactional matters or disputes.’

‘Bellwether Green stands out through its bespoke service, and understands fully the parameters of any instructions.’

‘At Bellwether Green, turnaround time and efficiency are second to none. The real estate team really knows how to get things done and is very good at keeping client updated.’

‘Communication skills are vital and these guys are excellent!’.

‘John Bingham clearly has an in-depth knowledge of his field, but is also highly personable and commercial in his advice and dealings.’

Key clients

Liberty Global plc

Virgin Media Limited

Emerson Process Management

Fortune 500 Company.

Brookhouse Group

Vertu Motors plc.

St Brides Managers

AGF Insurance Limited

City Estates

Walbrook (IOM) Nominees (No.4) Limited and Walbrook (IOM) Nominees (No.5) Limited as trustees for The Castlemilk Retail Property Unit Trust.

M8 Portfolio Partners Ltd

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow Tier 4

Bellwether Green's practice is best known for its work in the healthcare, education, technology and financial services sectors. New clients include Gerber Landa & Gee and Hjalli Model. Recent work includes advising on the implementation of a tax-driven re-structuring, de-mergers, share option schemes and reductions of share capital. April Bingham heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

April Bingham


The team is approachable and quick to respond to client needs. The corporate experts are very service focused and have the ability to convey technical concepts in ways which clients understand.

April Bingham and Stephanie Farrell (senior associate) are helpful, reactive and extremely personable. Nothing is too much of a hassle for them.

Key clients

Protech Heating Group

DSL Business Finance Ltd

Traveltek Group

Gerber, Landa & Gee

Hjalli Model

DTS International

Timber Frameworks

Poddar Group

Craigalan Controls Limited

Dow Waste

Bellwether Green is an independent Scottish commercial law firm that has attracted an impressive roster of clients including some of the world’s leading businesses.

The firm: Formed in 2008, Bellwether Green has attained an enviable reputation in the Scottish legal marketplace offering a ‘best in class’ home for complex and large-scale transactional work. With deal execution at the heart of what it does, the firm takes a practical and problem-solving approach, frequently suggesting ways to circumvent difficult issues.

Across the firm, the importance of clients’ objectives is enshrined and their close-knit team of lawyers is continually trained to balance attention to detail with pragmatism. Service from the firm is ‘partner-led’ and project teams are kept small to ensure clear communication and a dynamic style.

The firm works incredibly hard to retain a close to perfect rate of client retention.

Types of work undertaken: Bellwether Green’s real estate team acts for various property companies with collective assets under management of £3bn. Working on cross-border deals is a speciality.

The firm’s corporate team is well known for being easy to work with and proactive. The team counts a number of listed companies among its clients and works also with funds, lenders, privately owned companies, professional partnerships and third sector entities. As well as typical M&A activity, private equity and finance transactions, the team regularly works on corporate structuring and re-structuring.

Commercial contracts, IP and IT expertise complements the busy corporate practice and allows a full life cycle service for high growth companies. The firm has established a strong foothold with technology-based clients, in particular with companies who are service and software focused. Routine work includes intellectual property licensing, international selling arrangements and specialised funding.

Insolvency and asset recovery are other areas of the firm’s expertise. Knowledge on insolvency is seamlessly fed into both corporate and property transactions. Bellwether Green is renowned for successful asset recovery in situations where others have failed.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate finance/M&A April Bingham
Employment Sandy Reid
Commercial Stephanie Farrell
Real estate John Bingham
Real estate finance Steven Templeton
Technology and media Euan Faulds
Asset recovery Julie Rankin