Gillian Ralph among three new appointments at Shoosmiths

Gillian Ralph among three new appointments at Shoosmiths

Gillian Ralph

Shoosmiths has announced three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh.

Gillian Ralph, previously a partner with Macnabs LLP in Perth has been appointed as a senior associate within the 20-strong team led by real estate partner, Steve Dougherty.

She has acted for developers on the acquisition of major land sites, advising institutional investors on the acquisition or disposal of high-value office and retail premises and acting for major banks to secure investment and development properties. 

Ms Ralph will be joined in the Edinburgh office by Gillian Sidey in early April. Ms Sidey has moved from Brodies LLP to support the real estate team as a five-year qualified solicitor across its commercial property and residential development client base.

She has experience of acting for local authorities on the acquisition and sale of public land and has dealt with detailed investigative work in relation to complex title issues. 

Further complementing the real estate team is Rachael McCallum, a one-year qualified solicitor who has developed her legal skill set in the areas of commercial leasing and advising on portfolio management.

Mr Dougherty said: “I am very pleased to confirm three new appointments to our ever-expanding real estate team at Shoosmiths in Edinburgh.

“Ambitious and personable, their respective impressive experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop our market presence and advise blue-chip clients across the real estate sector.”

Janette Speed, head of Shoosmiths office in Edinburgh, added: “I warmly welcome Gillian Ralph, Gillian Sidey and Rachael McCallum to our Edinburgh team and I anticipate that we will make further appointments in the months ahead.”

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