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Andy Drane


LLB (Hons) (Edinburgh); LLM in Construction Law (Strathclyde); Solicitor (Scotland) 1993

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Andy is recommended in the Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500.

I'm one of the lead partners for Davidson Chalmers Health, our specialist team advising the health and wellbeing sector.

As part of my activities in this sector, I’m one of only two Scottish members of NASSAD, the National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors, a UK-wide network of healthcare lawyers recognised as specialists in the provision of expert legal advice to primary care medical providers, namely NHS GPs and doctors in private practice.

With such a wide ranging practice I act for a variety of developers, investors, contractors, consultants, funders, project operators and end users.

In addition, I head Davidson Chalmers’ Environmental, Waste and Renewables Team and over the years we've built extensive expertise in the delivery of a diverse range of projects including wind farms, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, hydro schemes, energy from waste and land fill projects.

I live with my family in the Scottish Borders: the perfect location to pursue my enjoyment of a variety of outdoor activities.

What Others Say:

The Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2017 noted:

Andy Drane is a lead partner in the firm's healthcare department. He is renowned for advising on property leasing and development, as well as contractual issues. Sources consistently praise his ability to deliver "sound advice in understandable language" and to "speak in plain terms."

Andy Drane is known for advising farming businesses on a range of issues including diversification, family disputes and property development. He is a specialist in environmental and renewable energy matters. One source notes: "He will always carry out matters in a diligent and reliable way." 

Experience in the Following Sectors:

Healthcare - Dental Practices

The Davidson Chalmers team is experienced in providing specialist legal advice for dentists in all aspects of acquiring, managing and selling practices. We advise on a wide range of issues inlcuding partnership, commercial property and employment and HR matters.

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Renewable Energy

I’m responsible for overseeing the development of projects like wind farms, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, hydro schemes, energy from waste and land fill developments. I’ve worked for all sides of projects including operators and developers, contractors and consultants, investors and funders, and also a project’s end users. I can be found on Twitter at @renewableexpert, espousing all things renewable.

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Property Investment & Development

With recognised experts in commercial property, construction and planning we can deal with any development and investment.

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Farming & Agriculture

At Davidson Chalmers we have a wealth of experience in helping rural businesses adapt to the pressures of today and the broad range of specialisms and sector knowledge within the firm are fundamental to this.

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