Our expert team of property lawyers is among the largest in Scotland, advising clients on a wide range of deal types and in all commercial property sectors, from office and leisure to retail and hospitality, as well as residential developments, housebuilding and student accommodation.

The Scottish property market is ever evolving. Our clients rely on us to understand their markets and to offer pragmatic, commercial advice and guidance. We're known for our ability to deliver this within tight timeframes and within pre-agreed, fixed fee structures.


Our award-winning team deals with all manner of commercial property development, property investment, real estate finance, planning and environmental issues, as well as landlord and tenant work.


We have been involved in some of the most high-profile commercial property development projects in Scotland, working with public and private sector property developers, funders and occupiers from the initial stages through to completion of a project. 

Our business has worked with this firm for many years at a corporate level and they have handled our Scottish property work for 20 years. You get prompt, accurate and commercial advice and they are a pleasure to work with. They are keen to explore new ideas and find solutions. On the rare occasion that there has been an issue, it has been dealt with extremely professionally.

Legal 500

They invest personally and take interest in the business, not just instruction. They tailor their advice for the particular scenario.

Chambers and Partners

They have a depth of knowledge and experience and provide a partner-focused approach.

Chambers and Partners

The lawyers at Morton Fraser MacRoberts are always extremely responsive and proactive when it comes to handling transactions. Their responsiveness has been invaluable during time-critical matters.

Chambers and Partners

Morton Fraser MacRoberts have provided a first-class service on a large and complex project.

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Real Estate

Active in all sectors of the Scottish real estate market

Our Real Estate team of over 50 lawyers offer expert advice across the real estate market, including: 


  • Offices 
  • Retail 
  • Leisure 
  • Hospitality 
  • Industrial and logistics 
  • Housebuilding 
  • All sub-sectors of BTR 
  • Agricultural and rural property 

Market-leading real estate experience you can rely on

Our team regularly advises landlords, tenants, property management companies and agents of commercial premises on the full range of legal matters arising on a day-to-day basis, including lease review and termination, rent agreements and reviews, property repossession, portfolio management and disputes. 


We act for developers, investors, occupiers, funders, landowners and holders of large property portfolios, as well as real estate finance lenders, borrowers, loan services and note holders in relation to real estate investment projects, and have particular expertise in real estate finance, frequently advising on the Scottish aspects of cross-border transactions. 


Our clients include urban development and regeneration companies, leading national home builders, major supermarkets and retailers, construction and infrastructure firms, hotel and leisure operators, SMEs and public and third sector bodies. 


Our Real Estate team and clients are supported by well-resourced and complementary teams from across the firm, including construction, planning, environmental law, banking and finance, corporate law including commercial contracts advice, property litigation, social housing, tax, energy and renewables. Our Property in Pensions team is also the largest of its kind within Scotland. 


We are vastly experienced in all types of real estate deals including: 


  • Investment 
  • Development 
  • Forward funding 
  • Portfolio acquisitions and disposals 
  • Leasing and landlord and tenant 
  • Funding 
  • Refinancing 


This means that our expert team has both the experience and the resourcing to handle the biggest deals in the Scottish market in the shortest of timescales.  

A seamless service tailored to your business

Our advice is clear and easy to follow. We offer transparent billing, agreeing a fixed fee with our clients, so that they can be reassured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay. 


We have strong links with English and multinational markets, and often work with clients south of the border where there is a Scottish element to their project. 


We also have longstanding relationships with industry bodies including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the British Property Federation and the Scottish Property Federation.

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