Alistair has more than 30 years' domestic and international experience across the commercial development, transport, renewable energy, student and BTR accommodation and process plant sectors. He also has considerable projects/PPP experience.

In recent years his particular focus has been advising on all construction aspects of major real estate development projects, including major city centre developments, student and build to rent accommodation and large out of town retail parks, including advising on the interfaces between construction and property and banking documents.

Major projects he has recently advised upon include: -

  • St. James Quarter Redevelopment, Edinburgh;
  • The Event Complex, Aberdeen;
  • Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow.

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Alistair has extensive market knowledge and experience, and clients appreciate his collaborative and solutions focused approach.

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  • Is qualified to practice in Scotland, England, Wales, and Hong Kong.
  • Has previously been on the Law Society of Scotland's Construction Accreditation Committee, its Working Party on Arbitration and its Advisory Group to the Scottish Law Commission on its discussion paper on penalty clauses.
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  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers UK 2024 for Construction. 
  • Ranked by Legal 500 UK 2024 in the Hall of Fame – Construction.