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Caroline Docherty - OBE, WS


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Caroline joined Morton Fraser in January 2010, after 20 years as a real estate partner in two other commercial law firms.

Caroline was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours list for services to the legal profession and to The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

Her particular expertise is in undertaking legal transactions involving the purchase and sale of land for development.  She acts for both developers and land owners, in cases where the land already has the benefit of planning permission, and in cases where work needs to be done to obtain planning permission.

Many of her transactions proceed by means of a development agreement or an option.  Caroline has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating such agreements, and in other contractual arrangements which involve the sharing of profit and risk, such as property joint ventures, overage contracts and promotion agreements.

Caroline also provides specialist legal advice in relation to planning obligations - commonly known as Section 75 Agreements.  She undertakes the negotiation, drafting and revisal of such contracts, and their modification and discharge.

What our clients and peers say: 

"Caroline Docherty is very much an expert in relation to land transactions.  I have valued her clear advice and ability to progress transactions for over 25 years."

Terry Walker
MD, Ecosse Regeneration Management

Recent Content by Caroline Docherty - OBE, WS

21 Oct 2014

Section 75 agreements - in with the new, but remember out with the old

It is funny how a crop of similar enquiries tend to come across the desk within a short space of time.Currently I am seeing a lot of transactions...
Caroline Docherty - OBE, WS
10 Mar 2014

The end of some old Sunday Post favourites

On a previous occasion, when I wrote an article for this bulletin, I referred to one of the sage pieces of advice which causes my colleagues much...
Caroline Docherty - OBE, WS