Edinburgh-based solicitors and estate agents Lindsays has reported that average house prices in the city have risen by over £60,000 since before the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm noted that prices across Edinburgh and throughout the Lothians show no signs of dropping — with values rem
International investors are prepared to play the longer game when it comes to property purchases in Scotland, according to Lindsays partners Derek Nash and John Bett, who have said there remains “definite” interest from potential overseas buyers in the Scottish market. But the two a
Leanne Gordon has rejoined Lindsays' rural services department as farmers, crofters and landowners respond to a string of major changes and challenges. Mrs Gordon previously spent six years at Lindsays – rising from solicitor to senior associate – until June last year. She has since had
Lindsays has today announced a merger with legal practice Miller Hendry. The deal, which will take effect on May 30, will see Miller Hendry partners and staff transfer to Lindsays.
Lindsays has reported a year-on-year increase in the average price of properties it has sold, with the average price in Edinburgh reaching £325,000. Despite ongoing economic uncertainty and political turmoil, the firm believes market appetite remains steady and notes that predictions of price
Rental payments based on takings may become more common as retailers adapt to the changing high street in today's challenging economy, a lawyer has suggested. Martin Bennett, a director in Scottish legal firm Lindsays' commercial property team, says the option is one available in negotiations as sho
Independent Scottish legal firm Lindsays has appointed a new director to its commercial property team. Bringing more than 20 years’ experience and a special interest in advising firms operating in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors, Martin Bennett's arrival comes as demand for advice
onstruction contractors may need to deploy greater legal safeguards in order to protect their businesses from being pushed under by spiralling costs, a lawyer has warned. Andrew Boccoli, a director in the Commercial Property department at Scottish legal firm Lindsays, believes extreme market volatil
Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at Lindsays, reveals how ‘subject to purchase’ bids hold potential for unlocking opportunities to bring more homes on to market as well as greater buying power. Contract clauses which make home sales subject to the seller buying th
More Scottish firms than ever are making the move to becoming owned by their staff, according to Douglas Roberts, a partner at law firm Lindsays. Lawyers at Lindsays have been involved in almost twice as many employee ownership deals across the country so far this year than they were in the whole of
The 10-venue Carlton Bingo chain has made the move to employee ownership following a positive rebound after the challenges and closures brought about by the pandemic. With locations in Inverness, Stirling, Livingston, Dunfermline, Buckie, Elgin, Fraserburgh, Dalkeith, East Kilbride and Partick in Gl
The value of homes sold by Scottish estate agency and legal firm Lindsays has topped £200 million for the first time.
A person pursuing a debt can, in certain circumstances, put in place protective measures in order to avoid the possibility of the debtor being unable to meet any eventual order granted by the courts, law firm Lindsays has highlighted. These measures can restrict what the debtor can do with certain a
Linlithgow-based investment advisory firm Alan Steel Asset Management (ASAM) has adopted employee ownership following the wishes of its late founder, Alan Steel. After setting up ASAM in his hometown of Linlithgow in 1975, Mr Steele began looking at a succession plan which coexisted with his values
Ownership of Kidzcare, an Edinburgh childcare company, has been handed over to its 150 dedicated staff in what is believed to be a sector first in Scotland. Kidzcare has announced its transition to employee ownership with 100% of the company shares now placed into an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) b