Andy Drane > Davidson Chalmers Stewart > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Davidson Chalmers Stewart

Work Department

Healthcare, rural business, projects, renewables, property development.


One of the lead partners in the Davidson Chalmers Stewart specialist healthcare team. First Scottish member of National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors (NASSAD).

Also partner and head of environmental, waste and renewables team. Masters of Law Degree in Construction Law.

Property development/projects lawyer with non-contentious construction expertise. Extensive experience in healthcare development, rural business, renewable energy projects and property development. Wide-ranging and varied practice acting for healthcare professionals, landowners, developers, investors, project operators, contractors, consultants, funders and end users. Scottish Specialist Solicitor of the Year (2014).


Qualified 1994.
Partner 2001.


NASSAD; Law Society of Scotland.


Dollar Academy; Edinburgh University (1993); Strathclyde University (2000).


A variety of outdoor activities.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Davidson Chalmers Stewart handles a range of renewables matters, including development, disposal of projects and investment into alternative energy businesses. It handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for developer clients, including those relating to property, commercial, corporate, and regulatory issues. Andy Drane jointly leads the team with Laura Tainsh, who is recommended for advice on environmental, crofting and general strategic decisions.

Scotland > Public sector > Health

Providing medical and dental partnerships with wide-ranging support constitutes the key element of Davidson Chalmers Stewart‘s practice. Reflecting the expertise of co-practice heads Craig Stirling (corporate and commercial) and Andy Drane (property and regulatory), much of its works falls into the transactional, corporate, commercial and property sphere it but also includes advice on funding and disputes. Care home operators, veterinary practices and medical professionals are also among its clients.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Davidson Chalmers Stewart has, in recent years, placed a premium on diversification projects but also continues to be engaged in traditional sales and purchases, renewable energy projects, property and partnership disputes, and regulatory issues. The team, led by Andy Drane, acts for a diverse range of farmers, rural businesses, institutional investors, estate owners, and food producers and processors. Rural business director Louise Jones excels in secured lending matters, the creation and enforcement of title conditions, and agricultural leases.