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Shoosmiths adds three to Edinburgh real estate team
National law firm Shoosmiths has announced three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh.
Gillian Ralph, previously a partner with Macnabs LLP in Perth, has been appointed as a senior associate within the 20-strong team led by real estate partner, Steve Dougherty. Ms Ralph brings wide-ranging and senior level commercial and residential development real estate experience, having acted for developers on the acquisition of major land sites, advised institutional investors on the acquisition or disposal of high value office and retail premises and acted for major banks to secure investment and development properties.
Also joining the firm are Gillian Sidey, who moves from Brodies LLP as a five-year qualified solicitor with commercial, residential and public land property experience, and Rachael McCallum, a one-year qualified solicitor who already has experience in the areas of commercial leasing and advising on portfolio management.
Janette Speed, head of Shoosmiths' office in Edinburgh, commented: “While continued Brexit uncertainty presents challenges for corporate Scotland, as a progressive and innovative law firm with 13 offices throughout the UK, Shoosmiths has the expertise and breadth of resource to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that we are confident will continue to arise.
“I warmly welcome real estate lawyers Gillian Ralph, Gillian Sidey and Rachael McCallum to our Edinburgh team and I anticipate that we will make further appointments in the months ahead.”