Greg Flett > Davidson Chalmers Stewart > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
Davidson Chalmers Stewart Offices
12 HOPE STREET
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Experienced in acting for a wide range of business, from SMEs to blue chip companies and individuals in both commercial disputes and commercial property disputes. Recent work highlights include: advising in relation to multi-million pound construction dispute in relation to the redevelopment of three hotels in the highlands; acting in a claim for works carried out under service charge obligations and dilapidations exceeding £2,000,000; acting in a significant claim by the Coal Authority in respect of indemnities for subsidence, with cross-claims against three contractors; and advising a non-departmental government body on their departure from a large office building, including on issues relating to a complex and historic rent review as well as a claim for dilapidations and loss of rent claims exceeding £2,000,000.
Trained at McClure Naismith, qualifying in 2009. Joined Davidson Chalmers Stewart in 2012 as an Assistant, promoted to Partner in 2018.
Law Society of Scotland; Signet Accredited Solicitor in Commercial Litigation; Property Litigation Association; Society of Construction Law.
Bankhead Academy, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen (2001 LLB Hons; 2002 DipLP); Robert Gordon University (LLM Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication).
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Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Davidson Chalmers Stewart has seen an increase in contractual disputes, such as breach of warranty claims, contract interpretation disputes and family business disputes alongside insolvency-related and professional fee litigation, and continues to handle professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and engineers. With Sheila Webster heading the team, the practice has particular clout in the real estate space, and with Greg Flett in construction-related disputes. Webster is also a qualified mediator and regularly sits as arbitrator.
Davidson Chalmers Stewart is a key player for landlord and tenant disputes and has recently handled a number of dilapidation and notice disputes alongside disputes pertaining to subletting application decisions. Both landlords and tenants also routinely seek the team’s assistance with retail CVAs; associate Magnus Miller is a key contact in this space. This focus is shared by team head Sheila Webster, who, as well as being a highly regarded litigator, also receives regular appointments as arbitrator. Other typical work arises from major developments, such as property contract and neighbourly matters, and includes instructions at the intersection with planning, including judicial reviews. Besides the team’s wide-ranging expertise, clients also benefit from its Contract Express technology, allowing the speedy creation of standardised documents and thus translating into savings for the client. Greg Flett is another key contact for all forms of property litigation.
- Next Generation Partners - Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation
- Next Generation Partners - Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Property litigation - Scotland > Real estate
- Commercial litigation - Scotland > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Real estate > Environment
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Public sector > Health
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Real estate > Construction
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)
- Real estate > Planning