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Wednesday, February 08, 2024

Ledingham Chalmers commercial property team join McClure Naismith

Leading commercial law firm McClure Naismith has hired the Ledingham Chalmers Edinburgh-based Property and Social Housing team of two partners, three lawyers, and two members of support staff. Led by partners Philip Sim and Derek Hogg, the team will on 3rd April become part of a seven-partner Commercial Property Unit led by Nick Naddell.

The new team carries out a range of development, investment and occupational work with particular strengths in social housing, house building and health. It is ranked top for social housing in Scotland in the latest edition of Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, with Derek Hogg being ranked as joint top leading individual lawyer in the sector. The team has worked on a number of significant housing transfer projects, including the transfer from Glasgow City Council to Glasgow Housing Association, and are currently acting in a number of ongoing local authority transfer projects.

The team will be based principally in McClure Naismith's Edinburgh office but will also play key roles in McClures wider UK business, which has expanded rapidly during the last two years. The firm recently announced the appointment of a new partner, Euan Pirie, in the Firm's UK Projects Team and during the second half of 2005 announced three new partners in the Projects, IP/IT and Banking practices.

Turnover has risen by just over 50% during just the last four years, and McClure Naismith now has 29 partners and well over 100 lawyers. The firm will be relocating both its London and Edinburgh offices this year in order to accommodate growth in the business.