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Planning for Afforestation

Planning for Afforestation

Safe as Houses

With strong commercial reasons for doing so, many land and property owners have diversified into holiday letting to benefit from this captive market. 

Employment Law – three things to note

Employment Law - three things to note

Banking and Finance

We advise Lenders (both traditional and alternative) as well as Borrowers of varying sizes across a diverse range of sectors. We offer our clients a clear, professional and commercial service and use our considerable experience to get the deal over the line.

Real estate finance

Our clients include UK and International Banks, Alternative Lenders, Funds, Developers and Portfolio Investors. With a wealth of expertise across our Banking, Commercial Property, Strategic Land, Housebuilder, Planning and Insolvency teams we are well places to advise Borrowers and Lenders on:

  • Drafting and Negotiation of Finance Documents and security packages
  • Certificates of title and reports on title
  • Property due diligence
  • Environmental and Planning considerations
  • Construction contracts and lender enforcement of same
  • Insolvency and enforcement advice

Alternative finance

We have extensive experience advising alternative providers of finance, including a number of peer- to-peer syndicates, in relation to both lending and collateralisation in Scotland. We routinely assist a number of the major players in the UK P2P market on real estate, development and bridging transactions and have originated suites of Scots law compliant template documentation for many.

Our work with some of the UK’s most respected lenders and intermediaries in this sphere puts us in a good position to advise businesses seeking to borrow from Alternative financiers. Our significant expertise in this area means we are well placed, and well prepared, to assist borrowers in ensuring that their facilities are made available as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Scots law local counsel

We frequently act as local counsel support on cross border financing deals and regularly support English and international law firms on transaction involving Scottish entities or assets.

We are committed to provide focused and clear advice, on time and on budget.

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News and insights

Gillespie Macandrew advises on landmark Waitrose deal

We recently advised on the purchase of two Waitrose stores in Glasgow for £23.2m. 

Recovery Loan Scheme

In a bid to offer further support to beleaguered SMEs hit by the Covid-19 crisis the UK Government has launched of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).

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