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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Semple Fraser announces further two senior appointments in their Commercial Property team

With an increasing volume of complex commercial property deals already underway this year, today Semple Fraser announces the appointment of John Mitchell and Lindsey Pollard as Associates in the firm's thriving commercial property team.

John joins the firm from Maclay Murray and Spens and has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property from acquisitions and disposals, to lettings, sales and landlord and tenant, and has worked for funders, investors and developers.

John joins Paul Haniford's Glasgow based team which concentrates on a wide range of property development and investment transactions throughout the UK.

Lindsey, previously with DLA Piper, is experienced in lease work for landlord and tenant clients in the public and private sectors, cross-industry commercial property disposals and acquisitions, and advising in relation to property finance matters.

Lindsey joins Semple Fraser's new commercial property team in Edinburgh headed up by Elspeth Carson. The firm already has a strong presence in Edinburgh based from their George Street office, and the new team is being formed to meet growing client demand and to help capitalise on growth opportunities across the UK.

Over the past couple of months Associates Anju Suneja and Gillian Irons, and Assistant Claire Slinger, have also joined the firm's commercial property team.

Head of Commercial Property, Elspeth Carson comments: "We are delighted to announce the new appointments of both John and Lindsey. Over the past year we have been involved in an increasing number of complex deals - we have acted in the acquisition and sale of over 1.5bn of shopping centre and retail assets; 1bn of that figure was in relation to assets based in England. With Lindsey and John's appointments, as well as the other recent appointments in the team, we are able to continue to meet client demand and support our drive to further strengthen our position as a UK business practise."