Gillespie Macandrew

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Gillespie Macandrew has made a charitable donation of £40,000 to be shared between its two charity partners, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) and Alzheimer Scotland. As part of its ESG programme, in each of the last seven years Gillespie Macandrew has donated around one per c

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Gillespie Macandrew has made a series of key hires. Newly appointed legal directors Fiona Scott, Stewart Dunbar and Garry Gibson joined the firm in September.Rural lawyer Fiona Scott, who joined from Brodies, is recognised for her in-depth experience within the rural property sector, with particular

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of five newly qualified (NQ) solicitors following their completion of its two-year legal traineeship programme. The NQ solicitors will be joining the firm’s commercial property, corporate, employment, planning and residential property teams. An

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Independent Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has reported turnover of £15 million in the year ending 28 February 2022, a double-digit increase of 12 per cent on the previous year. Gillespie Macandrew ended its financial year in a strong position exceeding pre-pandemic revenue levels and r

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of former RBS/NatWest group general counsel, Michael Shaw, as its new chair. Mr Shaw brings a wealth of legal, commercial and business expertise to Gillespie Macandrew and replaces Fiona Morton, who retired from the role in early July after five

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of experienced construction lawyer Ross Taylor to their partnership with effect from 5 July 2022. He joins from Wright Johnston & Mackenzie and brings over 20 years’ experience advising developers, contractors and other SMEs on a broad rang

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of experienced planning lawyer Sandy Telfer to the partnership. He joins from law firm DLA Piper as the second partner in the firm’s planning team alongside Colin Hamilton, and brings over 20 years’ experience advising developers, landown

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Gillespie Macandrew has promoted rural lawyer Lois Newton to partner. Ms Newton joined the firm as a trainee in 2010 and participated in the firm’s training academy. She manages a wide range of rural matters on behalf of the firm’s farming and landed estate clients and is a member of its

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Gillespie Macandrew completed new build plot sales worth over £250 million in 2021, representing almost 10 per cent of all private new build house sales in Scotland. The firm’s total plot sales reservations reached 1,471 against 822 the previous year, which included a period of standstil

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Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) and Alzheimer Scotland are to share a donation of £38,000 from Gillespie Macandrew. Partners at the firm commit to donating one per cent of the firm’s pre-tax profits each year to its partner charities. Earlier this year Gillespie Macand

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Financial results for Gillespie Macandrew confirm the business delivered another strong year overall despite the disruption caused by the pandemic. Revenue for the year ending 28 February 2021 was £13.5m (2020 - £14.4m), having been adversely affected in the initial few months of lockdow

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Gillespie Macandrew has bolstered its planning, property and energy teams with a number of recent hires. Gordon Clark has joined the firm’s planning team from Dentons, while Ross Baron and Catherine Wylie have joined the energy sector team from Watermans Legal and Raworths respectively. 

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Gillespie Macandrew has appointed Lisa Macpherson-Fletcher as a tax director. A chartered tax advisor, she has over 18 years’ experience and has particular expertise advising high net worth clients on their tax affairs, including inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Ms Macpherson-Fletcher jo

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Gillespie Macandrew has advised independent bookseller Topping & Company on the acquisition of premises. The firm advised on the purchase of the Edinburgh site, a 4,000sqft former bank on Blenheim Place, which the bookseller had leased since summer 2019.

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