Gillespie Macandrew

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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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Mediation firm Core has named Gillespie Macandrew associate Sarah-Jane Macdonald as the winner of a presentation competition marking its 20th anniversary. Core invited young professionals to submit a short presentation on the topic: "What one change would make a real difference and increase the use

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Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of seven lawyers and two tax specialists across its Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth offices. Ashley McCann, Austin Burns and Patrick Munro have been promoted to associate, while David Halligan, Gillian Wilson, Melissa Strachan and Susan Henretty have bee

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Gillespie Macandrew has begun a three-year charity partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC). Alzheimer Scotland provides support for those living with dementia and the ECHC supports children and their families in a variety of healthcare settings. The

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Gillespie Macandrew has advised on the purchase of two Waitrose stores in Glasgow for £23.2 million. The firm’s commercial property specialists advised Wire Oast Limited, an SPV established by Avignon Capital, on the acquisition of the portfolio of two supermarkets in the West Retail Par

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Gillespie Macandrew has seen turnover increase by eight per cent after the expansion of two of its teams this year. Turnover rose from £13 million in 2019 to £14m in the year to February 29, 2020, The Courier reports.

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