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Davidson Chalmers Stewart

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Managing Partner: Andrew Chalmers
Number of partners: 11

Agriculture & Rural Business:
Louise Jones
Commercial Real Estate: Andrew Chalmers
Gavin Maclean Construction: Simone Young
Corporate & Commercial: Craig Stirling, Stuart Duncan
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
Residential Development: Caroline Court, Bruce Lancaster

THE FIRM Davidson Chalmers delivers a full range of pragmatic and commercially focused legal advice across a number of key sectors in the Scottish economy. In a market dominated by a handful of very large firms, Davidson Chalmers offers a different, more client-centric approach with a full partner-led service. 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.


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 & Commercial: Full range of private company advice for clients across a broad range of business sectors who are either headquartered in or have business operations in Scotland.

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: Expertise includes providing specialist advice to GPs and dental practitioners.

Planning: Full range of advice for all types of commercial development including roads and compulsory purchase.

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.

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