Fiona Linklater

Director

Commercial Property

Phone

0131 656 5603

Address

Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Street Edinburgh EH3 8HE

Fiona Linklater

About Fiona

Fiona is a Director in our Commercial Property group with over 18 years' experience in the sector, including 4 years in-house for a UK Clearing Bank and 5 years at a major London based firm.

She practises in all areas of commercial property but has significant experience in secured lending, property support on corporate transactions and commercial leasing. She has acted for a broad range of clients from PLC companies and banks to private individuals. More recently her focus has been on clients within the charity and education sector, most notably acting for the University of Edinburgh in relation to the Edinburgh Bioquarter and merger with the Roslin Institute, and various charities involved in the restoration of historic buildings, in particular Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.

Fiona's strength is her ability to recognise the important points in a commercial deal, a skill acquired from working in-house for a UK clearing bank.

Fiona is a Trustee of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, an organisation which aims to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital and healthcare settings in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Expertise

Highlights

  • Acting for Edinburgh University in the property transactions associated with the University's £100m acquisition of Roslin Institute including the development and funding of the new £59m Easter Bush Research Centre.
  • Part of team acting for Edinburgh University in the pre-letting of a new build 75 unit student residence.
  • Advising various charity clients on the property aspects concerning the funding, acquisition, restoration, sale and letting of buildings of interest in and around Scotland, including Blackburn House, Penicuik House, Greenlaw Town Hall and the Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness.
  • Providing advice on all title issues, from acquisitions to contentious title issues, for a wide range of clients including developers, statutory undertakers and private land owners.
  • Over seven years’ experience acting for institutional lenders on all aspects of security work, including corporate support for business acquisition and disposal transactions.

"Fiona Linklater is described as being 'knowledgeable and extremely personable'."

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