The leading real estate finance firm in Scotland.

Burness Paull advises lenders, borrowers, funds and real estate investment trusts on a range of complex real estate finance issues.

We are the only Scottish firm to be involved in the development of the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) real estate financing documentation and market practice. Being at the forefront of the real estate finance industry means that we keep clients up to date as the market continues to evolve with changes in practice, regulation and new sources of funding.

What can Burness Paull's real estate finance lawyers do for your business?

The work of Burness Paull's real estate finance lawyers covers our clients’ deals across a full range of property finance transactions (both development and investment), including those in the private residential, social housing, student accommodation, hotel, office, industrial, retail and leisure sectors.

Our client base is a wide spectrum - from UK and international financial institutions to private equity to corporate borrowers. They trust us with their largest and most complex real estate financings, which are often multi-jurisdictional.

So, from large scale housing developments to multi-unit retail parks, flagship office developments to landmark hotel and leisure complexes, we have the right balance of specialist knowledge, technical skill and sector relevant experience to deliver deals on time and on budget.

The firm's real estate finance lawyers are based across our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and include market-leading specialists in banking, property, construction, planning, environmental, corporate finance, dispute resolution and restructuring. The firm's Banking & Finance and Property teams are ranked in the top tier of the legal directories.

We drive deals forward and give a view.

Burness Paull's real estate finance lawyers advise on:

  • certificates of title
  • property due diligence
  • preparation of loan documentation and supporting security documents
  • planning and environmental matters
  • construction
  • deal structure-property joint ventures, corporate joint ventures, funds and other investment vehicles
  • insolvency and restructuring
  • tax
“Focussing on key matters and not getting lost in the detail” and for “the pedigree of its lawyers at all levels”.
- Legal 500