At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
As with all debt capital sectors, real estate finance has seen some considerable diversification since 2008 with traditional providers facing increasing competition from debt funds and other alternative lenders.
Whilst diversification in this way is entirely welcome, it can lead to complexity in structure and terms. At Morton Fraser, you can be assured that our team of real estate finance lawyers has the credentials and expertise to navigate the legal and commercial nuances that can arise. Our real estate finance experts cover development and investment financings comprising traditional senior-only loans as well as more complex senior & mezzanine financings, and long-dated fixed rate debt instruments. We act for lenders, borrowers and sponsors across the full range of real estate finance transactions in a broad spectrum of sectors, including residential, student accommodation, retail, industrial, leisure & hotels, office and mixed use developments. We also have extensive experience of providing specialist Scottish advice on real estate finance transactions.
Our real estate finance lawyers work closely with experts in our corporate, real estate, construction, planning, litigation and insolvency & restructuring teams as required in order to provide a seamless and holistic service for our clients.
The strength and breadth of our experience means that we boast an inherent understanding of the real estate market and this allows us to facilitate the creation of relationships between lenders, borrowers and sponsors which ensure that the funding package is delivered on-time and on-budget.
The advice we provide to our clients has Clarity at its core: it is technically flawless and yet concise, focused and easy to follow. This commitment to Clarity also informs our approach to billing through which we offer transparency, often agreeing fixed fees (and other flexible billing arrangements), so that clients can be assured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay.
We are real estate finance specialists with genuine expert knowledge, here to offer valuable advice. We have grown to become one of Scotland's leading advisers in the real estate finance market, recognised as such by independent legal directories, including Legal 500 and Chambers.
Our approach to fees
We provide value for money and compete with City of London firms in quality of work at the costs appropriate to where our offices are. Even in defended litigation recovery work and disputes we do what we can to provide fixed fees at competitive prices.