Michael has approaching 20 years’ experience in the property industry. His areas of experience include property investment and development, development funding, joint ventures, landlord and tenant, portfolio acquisitions and primary care developments. His clients span private and public sector organisations located in the UK and abroad. Michael is listed in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers. Clients say, "He gives very good advice, is very proactive, very receptive, very commercial." Legal 500 2010 describes Michael as "diligent and resourceful".
Admitted in Scotland and England and Wales.
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORKThere is only one form of ownership of real estate in Scotland: that of outright ownership; however, property held on outright ownership – known as ‘heritable property’ – can either be used by t…
Advised Cordea Savills European Commercial Fund on its £19 million acquisition of B&Q Dundee.
Advised Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global infrastructure fund in relation to Real Estate, Planning and Finance aspects of their acquisition from British Airways Authority of Edinburgh Airport for £807.2 million.
Acted for Ignis in the £31 million acquisition of West End Retail Park, Glasgow.