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Davidson Chalmers Stewart

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Managing Partner: Andrew Chalmers
Number of partners: 16

Contacts
Agriculture & Rural Business:
Louise Jones
Commercial Real Estate: Andrew Chalmers, Gavin Maclean
Construction: Simone Young
Corporate & Commercial: Craig Stirling, Alan Stewart
Data Protection & Information Law: Laura Irvine
Dispute Resolution: Sheila Webster, Greg Flett
Employment: Alan Strain
Energy Including Renewables: Laura Tainsh
Environment & Waste: Laura Tainsh
Health: Craig Stirling, Andy Drane
Planning: Jacqueline Cook
Projects: Andy Drane
Regulatory Law: Laura Irvine
Residential Development: Caroline Court, Bruce Lancaster

THE FIRM
Davidson Chalmers Stewart is an independent, commercial law firm, focused on the needs of business clients across Scotland and beyond. Operating from offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the firm is recognised for providing clear, practical and commercial advice to a broad range of clients from start-ups and established SMEs to listed companies. 
In a market dominated by a handful of large firms, Davidson Chalmers Stewart is well known for its unwavering commitment to client service with a partner-led approach. The firm’s expert teams focus on finding pragmatic solutions, combined with transparent pricing, to help clients achieve their business objectives.
The firm regularly advises on the Scottish aspects of UK and multinational deals, including inward investment, often working in partnership with advisors from other jurisdictions.
With a worldwide reach through partners in the Globalaw legal network (www.globalaw.net), clients can access a range of international advice through known and trusted law firms.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Agriculture & Rural Business:
Advising landowners, estates, farmers, developers and tenants in the acquisition, disposal, use and diversification of rural businesses and landholdings.
Commercial Real Estate: Working with investors, landlords, tenants and developers of all sizes across all sectors of the Scottish market.
Construction: Providing specialist advice to developers, funders, investors, contractors and professional teams on contentious and non-contentious matters.
Corporate: A full range of corporate and commercial legal services across all business sectors including mergers and acquisitions and MBOs/MBIs; private equity; IPOs, takeovers and other listed company work; corporate reorganisations and restructurings; regulatory and compliance; general advisory.
Data Protection & Information Law: Providing contentious and non-contentious data protection, freedom of information and cyber security advice to a diverse range of clients.
Dispute Resolution: Offering a wide range of commercial litigation and mediation services with a particularly strong reputation for outstanding service in property litigation.
Employment: Advising and representing employers on all issues such as disciplinary, discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and Tribunals.
Environment & Waste: Providing advice to clients in a variety of sectors on a range of environmental compliance, consenting, operational and enforcement issues including defending prosecutions.
Health: Delivering specialist advice to clients across the healthcare sector, with particular strengths in advising GP, Dental and Veterinary practices as well as care homes.
Planning: Providing a full range of advice for all types of commercial development including roads and compulsory purchase.
Regulatory Law: Assisting and representing clients through investigations/prosecutions by a range of regulating bodies including Police Scotland, FSS, FCA, HSE, SEPA, ICO, the Care Inspectorate and professional regulators.
Renewable Energy: Advising landowners, operators and communities on wind energy, hydro, solar PV, biomass, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste.
Residential Development: Advising on all aspects of land purchase and sale, including planning, and associated environmental and infrastructure issues. This area has a dedicated plot sales team.

Offices:
Edinburgh: 12 Hope Street, EH2 4DB Tel: 0131 625 9191 DX ED408 Edinburgh
Glasgow: 163 Bath Street, G2 4SQ Tel: 0141 428 3258