The Freeth Cartwright office in Manchester recently welcomed new Real Estate Partner Alaisdhair MacPhie at the beginning of October. We did a quick Q&A with Alaisdhair to get to know a little more about him.
Where did you study law?
At the College of Law Chester after reading history at Cambridge.
Where were you before joining Freeth Cartwright?
Hill Dickinson Manchester office.
What sort of property law do you carry out?
I have carried out development work for developers and landowners and acted in property investment for property investors and occupiers. I also carry out landlord and tenant work for both landlords and tenants.
Have you always worked in property law?
Yes exclusively for the last fifteen years but before that I combined it with some corporate law and other commercial work.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?
Had I stayed with history I would have probably ended up in the academic world or the teaching profession.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Combining dry technical areas with the real world and making the outcome successful for the client.
What’s the most exciting case/deal you have worked on?
I was involved in the redevelopment of a sporting stadium into a leisure scheme which involved a local authority , an institutional investor, a developer and several land owners. My clients held a significant intermediate leasehold interest at the centre of it. I had to negotiate between a sophisticated institutional investor at one end and small occupiers at the bottom. In the end we managed to do it after a lot of hard work and negotiation which was exhausting but very satisfying!
How can we contact you?
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See Alaisdhair’s website profile here:
Real Estate Manchester