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‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

What changes after you say: “I do”?

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Latest news and insights

13 June 2024 | Time to read: 13 mins

‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

By Sandy Telfer

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

03 June 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

What changes after you say: “I do”?

By Rachael Burke

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new partner and promotes 11 others

Published: 13 March 2024
Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announces the promotion of Lorna Balfour to partner in its industry-leading Land & Rural Business team.  Lorna qualified into this team in 2015 and her appointment brings the number of partners in this 25-strong team to six, including Lizzie McFadzean who joined the firm in January.  Lorna has experience in a broad range of rural property matters, in particular the purchase and sale of estates, farms and forestry, carbon sequestration and all aspects of estate management.

Furthermore, the firm has made a round of internal promotions in its Land & Rural Business, Private Client, Energy & Strategic Land, Dispute Resolution, Residential and Commercial Property teams. Tessa Petrides, Caitlin Keegan and Arlene Taylor have been promoted to Legal Director, Melissa Strachan, Conner McConnell and Kevin Sturgeon to Associate, as well as, Laura Fairgrieve, Kirsten Holmes and Sam Conington to Senior Solicitor.  In addition, Gillespie Macandrew has appointed two to Manager positions, in its Finance and HR business support teams.

The announcement of these promotions immediately follows the completion of the firm’s financial year in February, preliminary figures for which indicate another year of strong financial growth.

Chief Executive Officer, Robert Graham-Campbell commented:

“I am delighted to announce these well-deserved promotions within Gillespie Macandrew which further consolidate the extensive depth and breadth of our talented teams in our chosen areas of practice.  They demonstrate the continued success of our investment in developing our people throughout their careers and we thank them for their dedication to the firm and our clients.”

The firm advises clients across Scotland with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth on all areas of land and rural business, private client, commercial real estate, energy, tax and disputes, combining a personal approach with industry-leading expertise.

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