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Richard Rennie
Described as “first class” by commentators, our Property team has a reputation for getting deals done, we cut to the chase and focus on what matters to our clients.

We have a wealth of expertise and experience in providing both Scottish and English property law advice in the following sectors: investment; occupier (including office, industrial and retail); hotels and leisure; property finance; development; renewable energy; social housing; public sector; housebuilding and agriculture. In addition to our highly skilled team of Property lawyers, we have specialist support lawyers in Planning, Environment, Licensing, Construction, Projects, Tax and Banking, Property Litigation and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Here are some examples of the clients we work with:

We are instructed by an impressive mix of investor clients from high net-worth individuals (from UK and overseas), private equity backed buyers like Kennedy Wilson and KKR, and institutional investors such as NFU Mutual, The Regional REIT, London & Scottish and LaSalle Investment Management.  

Our first class pedigree in the retail sector in particular includes Walgreen Boots Alliance, KFC, Dobbies Garden Centres, Ladbrokes, Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and Vodafone. In the oil and gas sector it includes Total E&P UK, Subsea 7, Acergy, Technip, Petrofac and ASCO.

Our skilled development team work with Mountgrange, Irvine Bay, Cruden, Clyde Gateway, Stewart Milne Group, CHAP, Esson Properties, Dandara, Robertson Properties and Grosvenor. We dealt with the first commercial-scale PRS (Private Rented Sector) deal in Scotland.

Property Finance
Alongside our banking and corporate finance teams, we have been involved in major mainstream lending transactions with Santander, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, Handelsbanken and Barclays. In addition, we have acted in some of the UK’s largest corporate insolvency and restructuring deals - Kenmore and Lehman Bros – working with Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS.

Hotels and Leisure
Our hotels and leisure team act for major operators such as Malmaison/Hotel Du Vin, Motel One, De Vere Group and Tune Hotels in addition to a number of franchised and smaller operators.

We have one of the country’s leading housebuilding teams and act for major housebuilders such as Stewart Milne Group, Scotia Homes, Springfield, Persimmon, Avant, Dandara, Barratt, AMA, CHAP Homes, Cruden, Malcolm Allan, Robertson Homes and Deveron as well as many landowners. We are currently advising landowners on two of the largest new settlements under development in Scotland.

Renewable Energy
Our renewables team is currently involved in over 100 projects acting for a range of interests including funders, investors, developers, energy suppliers, landowners and communities.  The team has been involved in many of Scotland’s most significant on-shore wind projects over the past two decades including Fallago Rig, Braes of Doune, Crystal Rig, Galawhistle and Corriegarth.