One of the smoothest transactions I have been involved in for a long time due to Paul and his team being more interested in delivering the deal rather than grandstanding. Really appreciate your efforts and look forward to working with you again.
Andy Byrne, Managing Director, Jones Realty
Paul, you have redefined the word tenacious this year!
Bruce Walker, Chief Executive, Westerwood Developments
I wish to express our utter satisfaction and delight in the way that you and your colleagues handled the recent deal. Given that the deadline was tight to the point of unrealistic, we were so impressed by the manner in which you concluded the transaction. Your calm and diligent professional approach made it a stress free process for us.
Thomas Barrie, Managing Director, Currie European Transport
Paul is the Head of our Commercial Real Estate team in Scotland.
Based in our Waterloo Street office in Glasgow, Paul has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial development and investment work, including house building, planning, real estate finance, retail and leisure with particular expertise in the acquisition, development and letting of commercial offices.
Paul joined the firm in 2014 to open the firm’s legal office in Glasgow. He was previously Head of Commercial Real Estate at Anderson Strathern and before that Managing Partner at boutique Scottish real estate firm Bell & Scott.
He is recommended both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal guides.
Advising an English local authority in the multi-million pound acquisition of a working manufacturing plant in Glenrothes.
Advising Greggs plc in securing sites at Buchanan Galleries and The Centre, Livingston - two of the biggest deals ever undertaken by the retailer in the UK.
Advising Currie European Transport Group in the disposal of commercial ground to a Housing Partnership and subsequent negotiation of planning agreement of larger site to secure overage payments.
Advising privately owned commercial finance provider on the Prop Co./Op Co funding of acquisition and development of hotel in East Lothian.
Advising Westerwood Developments on all asset management matters for their property portfolio in Scotland.
Advising Drum Property Group on the drafting of a detailed interposed Deed of Conditions to allow the conversion of Fraser House in Aberdeen from temporary let accommodation to apartments for sale.
Bridge of Don Academy, Aberdeen
Aberdeen University (LLB, DipLP)
Qualified as solicitor 1989
Scottish Committee Member of The Lord’s Taverners
Institute of Directors
Law Society of Scotland
Recommended by the Legal 500 (2021 Edition)
Recommended by the Chambers & Partners UK (2020 Edition)
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