Andrew MacMillan-Scott



Andrew is a Partner in the Real Estate Team specialising in all aspects of the acquisition, disposal and management of investment properties.

Andrew's clients include commercial investors, developers, occupiers and public sector bodies (including government departments and local authorities). He provides a comprehensive service throughout the lifecycle of a real estate asset from acquisition through management to disposal. 

Before joining Ashfords in 2005, Andrew worked for over 20 years at various City of London law firms. He joined the Real Estate Team at Nabarro Nathanson (now part of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) in 1982 where he remained until 1996. Andrew then joined Titmuss Sainer Dechert (now Dechert) and in 2000, he moved to Clyde & Co.

Relevant experience

  • The Courtenay Group of Companies: Acting for the client on all issues relating to their extensive portfolio of primarily retail and office properties across England and Wales. This includes dealing with sales and purchases, lettings and asset management.

  • Local authority: Advising on the acquisition of a wide range of commercial property assets with an aggregate value of over £300m. Work included advising on the acquisition of a town centre shopping centre and a retail park both as part of a long-term investment strategy to promote the local economy and generate income.

  • Worldwide generics pharmaceutical company: Acting for the pharmaceutical company on a strategic expansion at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent, a major science and innovation park. The work involved the re-gearing of two existing leases, an agreement for lease and lease of a separate building where significant construction and fit out works were required and arrangements for temporary accommodation to deal with transitional arrangements.

  • Dorset Council: Acting for the Council on the development, letting and management of Dorset Innovation Park, Dorset's only economic development site with Enterprise Zone status. The Park benefits from a Local Development Order which provides a simplified planning process designed to support the development of an advanced engineering cluster.

  • North Yorkshire County Council: Advising the Council on the project related property aspects of the North Yorkshire Waste PPP Project. The council procured a private sector partner to design, build, finance and operate a waste treatment facility; third party funding for the Project was circa £350 million.

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