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Gavin Maclean


LLB (Aberdeen); Solicitor (Scotland) 1990

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

I’m a partner in Davidson Chalmers’ Commercial Property Department working across the retail and leisure sectors, business space and commercial and residential development and investment, often with a cross-border angle.

Recent deals include acquiring £30m of student accommodation assets; acting on behalf of a FTSE 250 financial services company acquiring new flagship premises in Edinburgh; advising a Government Agency relocating to major new offices in Glasgow and advising a major law firm in relocating to new offices in Edinburgh.

Recent clients include Sony, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Fat Face, La Senza, Ann Summers, Tie Rack, Rathbone Brothers plc, PA Consulting Group, L’Occitane, Mansion Group, Harvey Nash plc and Swinton Group Limited. 

I also have wide ranging experience in the residential development sector acting for both landowners and developers advising on acquisition and disposal of large development sites, including Joint Venture Agreements, Planning Agreements (Section 75/Section 106) and Option Agreements.  

What Others Say:

Gavin Maclean is a commercial leasing specialist and represents a broad range of clients, including retailers and investors. A client says: "He has a very thorough, pleasant manner, is easy to talk to and is very helpful and willing to assist."

Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2018

Gavin Maclean "gives you advice as opposed to presenting you with a range of options," says a client, continuing: "He is very pragmatic and very straightforward." He has a wealth of experience in investment and development matters, regularly advising clients in the leisure and retail sectors.

Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2017

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Experience in the Following Sectors:

Retail and Leisure

We act for some of the leading national retail and leisure operators across the UK, as well as the smallest and youngest players in the sector. The long-standing relationships we build with our clients in this dynamic sector allow us to provide strategic and commercial advice of the highest quality.

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The Davidson Chalmers team has extensive experience in dealing with residential developers and housebuilders. Not only do we have lawyers who are acknowledged leaders in their field who have been working in the housebuilding industry for most of their careers and understand the business of housebuilding, we also have expert lawyers in every area that may help you develop your plans from Planning & Environmental experts to Corporate and Real Estate expertise.

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