Paul Haniford > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Real Estate


Paul joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate team in March 2013 and is based in the Glasgow office. Paul undertakes a broad range of commercial property transactions for a diverse client base including developers, funders, investors, tenants and landowners. Paul’s forte is complex property transactions which require not only first rate property expertise but also the involvement of specialist advice in relation to planning or infrastructure development. Paul’s clients include Peel, Clydeport, Helical Bar, Tesco and TK Maxx.


Articled Fyfe Ireland & Co WS 1978-80; qualified 1980; legal assistant Moncrieff Warren Paterson 1980-81; legal assistant Bird Semple Fyfe Ireland WS 1981; partner 1983-90; partner Semple Fraser LLP 1990-2013; partner Maclay Murray & Spens 2013.


Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet; Law Society of Scotland; Property Standardisation Group.


Glasgow Academy; Glasgow University (1976 MA; 1978 LLB; 1981 WS).


Skiing; tennis; travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Home to a UK-wide real estate practice, Dentons’s Scottish team is spearheaded by Brian Hutcheson, a lawyer with extensive student accommodation, BTR, retail and logistics asset expertise; he is supported development, leasing and investment expert, Barry Edgar, in addition to Paul Haniford whose key fields of focus include renewables and leisure. Madeleine Smallwood rounds off the four-partner team and is often engaged on major energy developments as well as transactions pertaining to hotel and leisure assets.