Managing Partner: Alasdair Cummings
Chairman: Peter Tweedie
Number of partners: 42
Total fee earners: 144
Total staff: 219
Charities: Alastair Keatinge
Commercial Property: Derek Nash
Construction: Derek Nash
Corporate: David Wood
Debt Recovery: John Bett
Employment: Ben Doherty
Family Law: Alison McKee
Intellectual Property/IT: David Wood
Litigation: Douglas Millar
Personal Injury: David Armstrong
Private Client: Callum Kennedy
Residential Property: Andrew Diamond
Rural Property/Estates: Michael Yellowlees
THE FIRM Lindsays is a Scottish law firm offering a full range of services for individuals, families and businesses. As a full-service firm, Lindsays has specialists in different areas working closely together to deliver a seamless service to clients. Whatever the scale of your business, they can provide tailored, specialist advice.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK The firm offers services in the following areas:
Charities: The firm advises on charity law issues such as constitutional reviews and reorganisations, governance, formation and incorporation, trust deeds and constitutions, company law, charity trustee responsibilities and joint working and mergers.
Commercial Property & Construction: The firm handles property transactions including acquisition and sale of property, commercial leasing, investment and finance and the development process. Lindsays acts for institutional investors, developers, landlords and tenants. The team offers construction advice from procurement to completion including complex court disputes, adjudications and arbitrations.
Corporate & Commercial Services: The firm advises on all aspects of corporate and business law. Lindsays guides start-ups and spin-outs from creation to sale, helping prepare shareholder and partnership agreements, negotiating contracts and protecting intellectual property. The firm helps companies to refinance, raise venture capital, restructure (mergers, acquisitions and MBOs) and sell or acquire businesses. Lindsays is known for work within the education sector to commercialise research projects and handles correspondent work for English practices.
Employment: The firm advises on all aspects of employment law including employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies and restructuring, discrimination law and TUPE. Lindsays represents clients at employment tribunals and court and can help with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation. To provide employers with cost certainty Lindsays offer a range of fixed price employment law solutions, Prism.
Family Law: The team covers all aspects of family law including divorce law, separation rights, cohabitation and child issues such as maintenance, access, adoption, relocation and educational rights. The team regularly receives referrals from peers covering child law issues, amongst others.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Lindsays offers representation in areas such as commercial and contract disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency, debt recovery and repossessions, personal injury claims, arbitration and landlord and tenant law. The firm works with corporate and institutional clients as well as individuals.
Personal Injury: The team of specialist lawyers at Lindsays deal with a wide variety of personal injury claims, from minor slips, road traffic accidents and injuries at work to more complex claims including serious head and spinal injuries, industrial diseases, medical negligence, life-changing injuries and loss of society. The lawyers find solutions that maximise claimants’ financial security and secure their long-term well-being.
Private Client Services: The firm’s services to private clients include advising in relation to trusts, wills and executries, powers of attorney and guardianships and personal tax advice. The residential property team offers a complete service covering estate agency, conveyancing and mortgage sourcing.
Rural Services: Lindsays advises agricultural and landed estate clients and has recognised expertise in crofting, feudal dignities and renewable energy schemes. Specialist advice includes agricultural holding issues, land court applications and single farm payment entitlements. The firm represents clients who have owned their estates for centuries and advises farmers, crofters, renewable energy developers, rural charities and hostelling bodies.