Tue 09 Apr 2024

Morton Fraser MacRoberts reappointed to Scottish Government property contract

Morton Fraser MacRoberts has been reappointed to provide the Scottish Government with general property legal services for the next two years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two.

Under this contract, Morton Fraser MacRoberts will provide the full range of legal services to Scottish and UK Ministers in relation to land acquisition and sale, management, and disposal of interests in land and property.

Morton Fraser MacRoberts has a longstanding relationship with the Scottish Government and has advised on a number of high-profile property transactions in recent years, including leases  for the new headquarters of both the Scottish Prison Service and Transport Scotland.  

Amy Entwistle, lead partner for delivering the contract, said:

“The Scottish Government is a valued client of the firm, and we are delighted to continue to provide expert legal advice in relation to its property portfolio building upon our established and strong relationship as trusted advisers. Following the recent merger of Morton Fraser and MacRoberts, this is a really exciting opportunity for our enhanced team to deliver first-class service on a wide range of public sector property legal matters. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Scottish Government over the coming years.”

Morton Fraser MacRoberts’ property team has a wealth of experience acquired through decades of advising on high-profile real estate projects across Scotland and the rest of the UK, dealing with all manner of property development, investment, real estate finance, planning and environmental issues and landlord and tenant work.

The firm is recognised as a leader in the public sector field, with an established track record of working with local and national government, local authorities, and other public sector bodies on a wide range of legal matters including procurement, governance, employment and litigation, as well as property.

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