Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Acts on complex sales, purchases and lease work for a variety of clients, including those in the leisure and retail sectors. Also advises on a range of development issues and handles property work for renewable energy companies.

Work highlights

Advised Speymalt Whisky Distributors on the proposal, land acquisition and agreements for a distillery in the Cairngorms National Park.

Notable practitioners

Colin Brass is a key contact.

Department Information

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Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (‘WJM’) fields a standout real estate team of highly skilled and enthusiastic property lawyers, ably supported by their colleagues in the wider firm. WJM is relentless in its commitment to ensuring the highest standard of client care, as evidenced by its diverse roster of  longstanding and prominent clients across all property sectors.

Frequently sought after to assist in complex matters, WJM’s core real estate work covers :

  • Investment and Occupier Sales and Purchases
  • Secured Lending and Refinancing
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Development and Construction projects

In addition our team has market leading expertise in the following sectors:

  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable energy
  • Industrial warehousing and logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Housing Projects
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Agricultural and Rural
  • Crofting
  • Retail

Specialist teams encompassing Planning, Licensing, Construction, Tax and Banking, Property Litigation and Mediation and Restructuring lawyers provide an enviable breadth and depth of supporting expertise, allowing WJM to provide clients with a comprehensive service on all aspects of their property requirements.

Working closely with their clients’ other advisers, WJM’s lawyers share a commitment to effective team work combined with a focus to ensure  that their clients’ desired solutions are achieved.


Brass, Colin (Head of Department)

Adams, Paul

Bauchop, Alan

Cowie, Gillian

Davenport, Katy

Dewar, Michael

Docherty, Steven

Dunn, Iain

Follan, Leanne

Gillies, Fraser

King, Stewart

Macfarlane, Esme

Martin, Nicola

McFarlane, Andrew

Ockrim, Joanne

Raja, Syema

Tainsh, Elizabeth


Cairn Group

Colhoun Family

Cosmo Restaurants

Dundas Heritable

GAP Group

Lotus Group

M&G Property

Macfarlane Group PLC

Pagazzi Lighting Limited

Rosemount Taverns


The Prudential Insurance Company Limited


United Real Estate



Charities / Not for Profit


Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance


Travel & Leisure

Real Estate Department

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Department location

302 St Vincent Street


Glasgow City


G2 5RZ

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