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Michael Ramsay


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Michael is a partner and manages the Commercial Property division.

Michael and his team offer support in cross-border transactions to law firms outwith Scotland - providing Scots law advice on real estate deals and is used to working as part of a larger cross-jurisdictional team.

Commercial Real Estate expertise

Michael specialises in acting for developers, property investors and corporate occupiers.  He has significant leasing experience acting for clients representing both landlord and tenant interests.  He acts for several large PLC clients who hold substantial property portfolios in Scotland -  which require a wide variety of regular legal input from sales, purchases, leases  to servitudes and ancillary property deals. 

In Development transactions, Michael has been involved in the constitution and structuring of complex development option and overage agreements.  Recent deal experience include the acquisition of a part of a land bank from the Administrators of a former housebuilder - and disposal of part of the Johnnie Walker site in Kilmarnock to Ayrshire College.  On Investment deals, Michael has clients who have bought and sold a number of high value properties in the recent past, including the Student Loans Building in Glasgow and the NCR Building in Dundee.

What our clients and peers say: 

"Michael is able to grasp any issue."

- Legal 500

"Michael provides us with clear, sound and commercial legal advice. He deals with matters quickly and a pragmatic way and we like working with him. "

Stuart Prior, Laidlaw Estates

"I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a top notch commercial property adviser"

William Payne, Millard Estates

Recent Content by Michael Ramsay

4 Mar 2019

Morton Fraser strengthens Commercial Real Estate team with new Partner appointment

Morton Fraser, a growing Scottish independent law firm, has appointed Alan Stewart as Partner to its Commercial Real Estate team.
Press Release
Michael Ramsay
9 Jun 2015

Be repaired? Business common sense in lease interpretation

Until relatively recently in commercial leasing in Scotland, one of the basic rules was that  the parties' rights and obligations were normally set...
Michael Ramsay