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Fergus McDiarmid


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Fergus is a partner in our Commercial Real Estate Sector 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.

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.

Recent Content by Fergus McDiarmid

27 Jul 2021

Legal update for SIPP and SSAS providers

Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land Five years after the initial consultation and following a delay due to the Coronavirus...
Fergus McDiarmid
15 Nov 2019

No confidence until clarity following Berkeley Burke case

The UK’s Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) industry has recently been shaken by the outcome of the Berkeley Burke case in relation to SIPP...
Press Release
Fergus McDiarmid
22 Mar 2019

Morton Fraser’s Property in Pensions team secures significant panel appointment with Curtis Banks

Morton Fraser, a growing Scottish independent law firm, has been appointed to a new panel to provide legal services in Scotland for the new Your...
Press Release
Fergus McDiarmid