Law firm's latest hire
Duthie adds to Gilson Gray retail team
Law firm Gilson Gray has appointed Gregor Duthie to its retail arm. Joining from DWF (formerly Biggart Baillie), where he spent more than 13 years, Mr Duthie will join as an associate and will work primarily from Gilson Gray’s Glasgow office.
Mr Duthie was the leading associate in the Scottish Real Estate Finance team at DWF – a top 20 UK nationwide law firm – and the appointment represents another significant scalp for Gilson Gray who, since their ground breaking launch in 2014, have cherry picked talent from many of the country’s largest firms.
He is also a prodigious musician, having performed at the BBC proms at the Royal Albert Hall and also serves as an artistic director at Glasgow Music Theatre.
He is one of only 13 solicitors accredited by the prestigious WS Society (The Society of Writers to HM Signet) for commercial property work, and is recognised for his ability to handle complex legal matters and his ability to understand a client’s perspective.
Partner and head of real estate at Gilson Gray, Murray Stewart, believes Mr Duthie’s appointment signals the firm’s nationwide ambition and intent.
“We were at the stage where we needed to bring in a senior appointment, to handle our growing list of clients but also to give us scope to manage our service offering across Scotland. Having Gregor in Glasgow will give us the balance and depth of talent to do just that,” he said.
As well as acting for leading London and international investment funds, Mr Duthie has been involved in the funding, acquisition and development of various residential new-build and conversion programmes.
These included acting for Close Brothers in funding the redevelopment by Chris Stewart Group of Advocate’s Close in Edinburgh’s UNESCO designated old town heritage area. This was later voted project of the year 2015 by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.