We know the law. We understand our market.

We have significant expertise advising individuals, as well as business clients in sectors that drive the regional economy.

Agriculture and rural

Working across the farming, forestry, fisheries and food sectors, we advise landowners and tenants on current legislation.

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Arbitration law

Effective counsel in handling legal processes beyond traditional court means.

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Banking and finance law

Expert team advising banks and other financial institutions on secured and unsecured lending, business acquisition and asset finance transactions.

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Bankruptcy and insolvency law

Extensive experience providing practical advice and assistance to secure the best outcome for all parties.

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Business restructuring and corporate finance

Advising on the design and delivery of group structures, and helping rearrange corporate affairs to generate business or tax efficiencies.

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Charities law

In-depth expertise, offering expert counsel to the third sector.

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Commercial contracts

Offering pragmatic, informed and astute advice, supporting effective risk management implementation.

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Commercial property

With one of the largest dedicated teams in the North and North East of Scotland, we have extensive, in-depth expertise delivering the full range of commercial property services.

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Company registration services

Extensive knowledge and experience of the legal processes of registration and filing for all sizes of companies and incorporated bodies.

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Competition law

Offering the very best legal advice to businesses: supporting fair trading nationally and internationally.

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Construction law

Efficient, pragmatic and extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law.

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Corporate law

Providing clear, practical advice supporting a range of businesses from entrepreneurial start ups to established private and public sector companies and multinationals.

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Data protection

Proactive support, helping clients find the best approach for data protection.

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Debt recovery

Our experienced lawyers efficiently and effectively guide you through the debt recovery process.

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Defamation law

Our team will help you safeguard and promote your reputation: protecting your business.

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Defender reparation law

Our defender reparation team carries out all types of work for major insurers and local authorities.

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Divorce and family law

Our dedicated and professional solicitors have decades of experience in divorce and family law: helping you find the best solution for you and your family.

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Employment law

Our employment lawyers in Aberdeen and Inverness expertly manage human resources legalities and workplace contractual matters.

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Energy law

Rooted in the European oil and gas industry, with experience dating back to the 1970s and drawing on the firm’s network of specialists, our team has extensive experience in advising on energy sector transactions and operations.

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Environmental law

Our team delivers expert counsel on nature conservation, water course and contamination issues.

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Estate agency

Whether buying, leasing, or selling, our partner-led team ensures you get the best possible deal: helping you make the most of your investment.

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Financial services

Authorised by the Financial Services Authority, our subsidiary company Golden Square Wealth Management Ltd supports your financial planning and wealth management strategies.

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Health and safety law

Our expert team has extensive health and safety experience, proven to help clients deliver best practice guidelines.

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Immigration

Our team has considerable expertise in immigration law and processes: ensuring your business remains compliant.

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Insurance law

Our expert team guides you in defence of personal injury and insurance based civil actions in the Court of Session and sheriff courts across Scotland.

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International trade law

Our team has decades of experience working with entrepreneurial start-ups, established companies and multinationals: supporting clients with clear, practical and commercially astute advice.

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IP and IT law

Safeguarding your business. Protecting your assets.

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Leasing - commercial

Expertise that ensures you realise the best value from your property.

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Leasing - residential

Clear, informed advice that helps you unlock more profit from your property.

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Licensing law

With significant expertise in licensing law, our team provides a comprehensive service to private and commercial clients across Scotland.

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Litigation and dispute resolution

Our litigation teams based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness have specialist expertise across a broad spectrum of nationally significant sectors.

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Maritime law

With a long history of handling accident and injury claims, charter party issues and violations of rules at sea, our team will clearly explain all your options.

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Mediation

Our experienced team is ideally equipped to help you resolve disputes by agreement, rather than through the courts.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Our team has decades of experience offering clear, commercially astute advice to help clients achieve their business goals.

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Partnerships

With a long history of advising on structuring, registrations and succession planning, trust our team to counsel you on the right type of partnership for your business.

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Personal injury law

Valuable support for insurance firms and the public sector.

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Planning law

Our experienced team is well equipped to handle public and private sector planning permissions; develop stakeholder agreements; and resolve compulsory purchase and compensation actions.

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Private client law

Our team offers professional expertise covering all aspects of life: from family to agricultural law, to corporate matters and litigation.

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Public procurement

Our experienced team supports organisations including local authorities and educational institutions: helping them comply with legislation governing public procurement and state aid.

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Regulatory compliance and governance

Ensuring compliance in an increasing complex regulatory environment.

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Renewable energy

Acting for clients including landowners, project developers, power companies, banks and financiers, our team has experience across the spectrum of renewable technologies.

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Residential property

Our experienced partner-led team supports you, supervising the process of buying, leasing, or selling from beginning to end.

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Solicitor advocacy

Trust our team of solicitor advocates who have practised in the highest courts.

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Start ups

From areas including employment law support to commercial law and regulatory compliance, our team has decades of experience working with entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Wealth management

Helping you plan for retirement; invest for the future; or provide for the here and now.

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Wills and succession planning

Ledingham Chalmers has an experienced team of private client lawyers equipped to give practical guidance suited to your individual needs.

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