Duo boost Gillespie Macandrew in key sectors

Fraser LeslieScottish Law firm Gillespie Macandrew has made two senior appointments to strengthen its expertise within the energy, strategic land and housebuilder sectors.

Fraser Leslie (left) joins the firm as partner within the energy practice from Bond Dickinson in Aberdeen, while Peter Drummond comes on board as housebuilder associate from McClure Naismith.

Mr Leslie has significant experience of acting for land owners and developers in relation to onshore renewables projects with particular expertise in drafting option agreements, leases and related land issues and property matters. He has also advised major oil operators and service companies on matters including a proposed decommissioning project.

Mr Drummond, who is credited for setting standards for major title research, has acted for blue-chip commercial clients in connection with site sale and acquisition, contract negotiation and litigation.

He will work from the Glasgow office, while Mr Leslie will join the team in Edinburgh. Gillespie Macandrew has a Scotland-wide reach with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.

Chief executive, Chris West said: “We are a growing law firm with development opportunities and are actively recruiting for a number of roles.

“It is important to us that we continue to attract senior legal figures with the experience and knowledge that Fraser and Peter possess. They arrive at a time when the firm is building its breadth and depth of expertise both from within our existing teams and from outwith.

“The energy and housebuilder sectors are important to Gillespie Macandrew and we will continue to increase the size of these and other teams to meet the needs of our growing client base”.

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