Edinburgh

Lindsays is an award-winning full-service Scottish law firm that combines a high quality service with legal expertise to deliver the best possible outcomes and results for businesses, individuals and families.

Over 100 lawyers work from four offices across Scotland; the firm’s headquarters in Edinburgh, and there are offices in Glasgow, Dundee and North Berwick.

Lindsays has a diverse range of clients – including businesses, high growth technology start-ups, charities, families and public sector organisations– but all receive the same core elements from us: legal expertise, creativity and high levels of service.

The firm works closely with businesses of different sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, always looking to further their commercial ambitions. They also advise individuals and families throughout their lifetime, supporting them at every stage of life from moving in with a partner to planning for their retirement.

The firm offers services in the following areas:

Corporate and commercial services: Lindsays strong and experienced corporate law team advises on all aspects of corporate and business law and related areas such as banking, finance and venture capital. The firm guides clients from start-up to sale, helping prepare shareholder and partnership agreements, negotiating contracts and protecting intellectual property. They help companies to refinance, raise venture capital, restructure (mergers, acquisitions and MBOs) and sell or acquire businesses. Lindsays is known for work within the education sector to commercialise research projects and handles correspondent work for English practices.

Employment: Lindsays advises on all aspects of employment law including employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies and restructuring, discrimination law and TUPE. It represents clients at employment tribunals and court and can help with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation.

Rural services: Lindsays advises agricultural and landed estate clients and has recognised expertise in crofting, feudal dignities and renewable energy schemes. Specialist advice includes agricultural holding issues, Land Court applications and single farm payment entitlements. The firm represents clients who have owned their estates for centuries and advises farmers, crofters, renewable energy developers, rural charities and hostelling bodies.

Real estate and construction: Lindsays handles property transactions including acquisition and sale of property, commercial leasing, investment and finance and the development process. The firm acts for institutional investors, developers, landlords and tenants. It offers construction advice from procurement to completion including complex court disputes, adjudications and arbitrations.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Lindsays offers representation in areas such as commercial and contract disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency, debt recovery and repossessions, personal injury claims, arbitration and landlord and tenant law. The firm works with corporate and institutional clients as well as individuals.

Charities: The firm advises on charity law issues such as constitutional reviews and reorganisations, governance, formation and incorporation, trust deeds and constitutions, company law, charity trustee responsibilities and joint working and mergers.

Private client services: The firm’s services to private clients include advising in relation to trusts, Wills and Executries, Powers of Attorney and Guardianships and personal tax advice. Their award winning residential property team offers a complete estate agency and conveyancing service.

Family law: The team helps clients find the most beneficial outcomes for themselves and families, often in difficult circumstances. They cover all aspects of family law including divorce law, separation rights, and cohabitation and child issues such as maintenance, access, adoption and educational rights. The team regularly receives referrals from peers covering child law issues, amongst other areas.

For more information, visit www.lindsays.co.uk.

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