Jamie is a highly regarded real estate lawyer and leads our Hotel and Leisure Group. He has decades of experience and in-depth expertise in property, honed from advising clients in the hotels and leisure, ports and harbours and infrastructure sectors. Jamie also specialises in environmental law (in particular in contaminated land) and also advises clients within energy and renewables.
Admitted in Scotland.
Projects include the development of a large portfolio of hotels across the UK, advising on the purchases of trading hotel businesses, onshore wind and hydro schemes, biomass and anaerobic digestion schemes, a tidal scheme, and advising a landfill operator in the largest mineral ownership dispute to come before the Scottish courts in recent decades.
A combination of legal expertise and a passion for the water (James is a keen sailor) means he is sought out by clients with interests in harbour and port-related matters, where he has more than just legal experience.
Jamie is a regular author of legal briefings and updates, and has contributed to, and commented on, consultations on The Scotland Act 2012, Energy Act 2013, electricity market reform and property rates relief reform.