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Pinsent Masons

Construction

8 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Widely considered to be the pre-eminent firm in the Scottish construction market, offering remarkable depth of talent in both the contentious and non-contentious spaces. Particular proficiency in matters pertaining to the energy industry, both in the UK and internationally. Advises high-profile clients from the private and public sectors on major civil engineering projects. Further expertise in infrastructure and real estate developments. Advises a range of industry players including developers, contractors and funders.

Strengths

Interviewees report that the practice has a "high-quality team" that "provides a good balance between legal accuracy and real-world pragmatism."

Clients say: "They know our people and our systems, and they tailor their work for us to fit with how we operate."

Work highlights

Assisted Winchburgh Development with a £1 billion placemaking project near Edinburgh.

Notable practitioners

Alastair Morrison is held in high esteem for his expertise in handling construction mandates.

The "very pragmatic" Brandon Nolan is well regarded for his skilled handling of construction disputes.

Colin Fraser is "responsive, calm under pressure, methodical and commercial in his approach," according to sources. He is highly experienced in advising clients on construction disputes.

Julia Maguire is recognised for her non-contentious construction practice, with particular expertise in the energy sector.

Kenny Valentine offers extensive experience advising contractors on construction litigation, arbitrations and adjudications.

Louise Forster frequently acts for both domestic and international clients on construction disputes. Interviewees pinpoint her "very good work and great experience."

Michael Allan advises clients on all aspects of non-contentious construction matters, including large-scale development projects.

Scott Johnston "consistently provides well-considered legal advice," one source reports. He is well placed to advise on civil engineering and development projects. Interviewees also praise his "great approach to negotiation."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Construction


Alastair Morrison
Eminent Practitioners
Brandon Nolan
Band 1
Colin Fraser
Band 1
Julia Maguire
Band 4
Kenny Valentine
Band 1
Louise Forster
Band 4

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