Clare is a commercial real estate lawyer with over 25 years' experience in all aspects of real estate work and particular expertise in retail leasing for several major high street retailers.

She provides professional advice on lease acquisitions, renewals, variations and disposals, lease management issues (including documenting landlord and tenant works, rent reviews and preparation and service of break notices and notices to quit) assignations, sub-leases and surrenders for both landlords and tenants.

She also advises on the asset management of shopping centres and on high value security transactions. 

Clare takes the lead role in transactions and delegates and supervises effectively where appropriate. She has a proven track record of delivering complex transactions within tight timescales.


  • Acting for several national retail clients on all of their Scottish property requirements and portfolios
  • Negotiating and completing the lease of a major retailer's first standalone childrenswear store in Glasgow ahead of a national roll out
  • Specialist work for a major national retailer including the renewal of railway station retail and storage units and kiosks, leases of hospital retail and storage units and leases of high street stores.

"You made a tricky deal very painless from our perspective so thank you for all that you have done"

Investment client

"We rely on Clare to handle our property transactions. Clare has an understanding of how we operate and takes a commercial approach delivering within deadlines. Her advice keeps us right on the nuances of Scots law." 

Major retail client