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Fergus McDiarmid

Partner
Glasgow Office
Fergus is a partner in our Real Estate division and head of our Property in Pensions team.

Our Commercial Real Estate team is one of the country`s largest and leading teams providing tailored advice to a wide range of SIPP and SSAS providers from both within and outwith the United Kingdom.

He previously sat on the Law Society of Scotland AML Advisory Panel. Fergus has also recently been the Chairman of the Real Estate Practice Group of the international legal network Law Europe International. 

Fergus specialises in the purchase, management and disposal of all types of commercial real estate held by SIPP and SSAS structures, advising SIPP and SSAS providers on all aspects of these transactions.

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland

Business Expertise

The team acts in the complete range of transactions for pension providers from purchases, sales, leasing, funding and management matters to complex syndicated and joint structure transactions.

In addition, Fergus specialises in anti-money laundering and related regulatory matters. He has spoken at and Chaired Law Society of Scotland conferences, training events (including those for other legal firms) and other seminars on these subjects and was a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s working team on the review of the Professional Practice Rules regarding money laundering in 2011.

His experience in the transactional aspects and general management of these matters allows him not only to appreciate the legal detail but the strategic issues in servicing SIPP and SSAS property transactions in large volume for providers.