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Amy Entwistle

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Amy is a Partner in our Commercial Real Estate team, based in Edinburgh.  She has over 20 years' experience and is recommended for Real Estate in the Legal 500 with specific mention of public sector expertise. 

She leads the team advising our public sector clients across the UK and Scottish government's departments and divisions, agencies and local authorities on non-contentious property matters.  She also advises a wide range of clients in the private sector across a broad range of asset types and transactions.

Clients find Amy approachable and easy to communicate with.  She is always pragmatic and finds solutions to get transactions done without unnecessary complications, delays and expense.  Amy encourages her team to provide advice to clients in a clear and timely way, setting out options.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

Amy has specialised in commercial real estate since qualifying in 1997.  Over that time she has dealt with most aspects of commercial real estate, acting for owner-occupiers, landlords, tenants, property developers, pension funds and commercial lenders, within the private and public sectors.

She has experience across all types of asset and her team is also involved in asset management covering the retail, office and industrial sectors.  

She has worked on transactions across the full scope of commercial real estate - from site assembly for the development of bespoke single properties to the sale or purchase of large property investment portfolios.

Her work has regularly included Scottish input to international transactions, including many cross border transactions - when being dual qualified since 1999 gives her an advantage.

Public Sector expertise

Amy leads the team of lawyers who work on the Scottish Government Legal Directorate outsourced legal services contract for general property work, advising UK and Scottish government departments, divisions and agencies.  She also acts for Ministry of Defence, a number of local authorities and other public sector organisations

She has built up experience of the bespoke requirements of the public sector in relation to their occupational requirements, as well as their policies and best value obligations on disposal and acquisitions.

Amy spent time on secondment with City of Edinburgh Council giving her first hand insight to local government issues.  She has specialised in commercial real estate since qualifying in 1997.

As well as advising on specific transactions and supervising others in the team, Amy attends client review and liaison meetings and provides input for responses to Ministerial questions relating to property transactions.  She is happy to give ad hoc advice and training to public sector clients as part of our added value offering.

What our clients and peers say: 

I would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent work…the advice, guidance and assistance you provided throughout these negotiations was pivotal to achieving the successful conclusion of the conditional missives and in ensuring that our position has remained fully protected.

Estates Manager at a government agency

Thanks very much for all your help. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and gave me great confidence knowing we had such a safe and knowledgeable lady to turn to when things got tough.

Facilities Manager at an NDPB

Recent Content by Amy Entwistle

22 Jul 2020

Community Right to Buy to Further Sustainable Development

Further changes to community right to buy legislation came into effect on 26 April 2020 when Part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 came into...
Blog
Amy Entwistle
21 Feb 2020

Morton Fraser lands Scottish Government property contract

Morton Fraser, one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland, has been reappointed under the Scottish Government’s Legal Services Framework to...
Press Release
Amy Entwistle
10 Jan 2020

Men's Sheds - Hitting the nail on the head for community empowerment

When you think about men and sheds, you usually think of one man enjoying some "cave-time" in his own shed.
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