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Andy Drane


LLB (Hons) (Edinburgh); LLM in Construction Law (Strathclyde); Solicitor (Scotland) 1993

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I'm one of the Lead Partners for Davidson Chalmers Stewart Health, our specialist team advising the health and wellbeing sector.

As part of my activities in this sector, I’m one of only two Scottish members of NASSAD, the National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors, a UK-wide network of healthcare lawyers recognised as specialists in the provision of expert legal advice to primary care medical providers, namely NHS GPs and doctors in private practice.

With such a wide ranging practice I act for a variety of developers, investors, contractors, consultants, funders, project operators and end users.

In addition, I head the Davidson Chalmers Stewart Environmental, Waste and Renewables Team and over the years we've built extensive expertise in the delivery of a diverse range of projects including wind farms, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, hydro schemes, energy from waste and land fill projects.

I live with my family in the Scottish Borders: the perfect location to pursue my enjoyment of a variety of outdoor activities.

What Others Say:

The Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession notes:

Sources praise Andy Drane's "ability to be available at short notice, his commitment and his attention to detail." He advises primary care groups on a range of partnership and healthcare matters, with regular work for both medical practices and individual GPs.

Andy Drane is a lead partner in the firm's healthcare department. He is renowned for advising on property leasing and development, as well as contractual issues. Sources consistently praise his ability to deliver "sound advice in understandable language" and to "speak in plain terms." 

Andy Drane is known for advising farming businesses on a range of issues including diversification, family disputes and property development. He is a specialist in environmental and renewable energy matters. One source notes: "He will always carry out matters in a diligent and reliable way." 

Experience in the Following Sectors:

Healthcare - GP Practices

In addition to my other areas of work, I also jointly head up our specialist Health team, advising both NHS GPs and private practice doctors on a range of partnership, property and commercial contract issues. Based on my extensive experience in this sector, I am the only Scottish member of NASSAD (the National Association of Specialist Solicitors Advising Doctors), a UK-wide network of healthcare lawyers who are recognised as specialists in the provision of expert legal advice.

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Healthcare - Dental Practices

The Davidson Chalmers Stewart team is experienced in providing specialist legal advice for dentists in all aspects of acquiring, managing and selling practices. We advise on a wide range of issues including partnership, commercial property and employment and HR matters.

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Renewable Energy

I’m responsible for overseeing the development of projects like wind farms, solar PV, anaerobic digestion, hydro schemes, energy from waste and land fill developments. I’ve worked for all sides of projects including operators and developers, contractors and consultants, investors and funders, and also a project’s end users. I can be found on Twitter at @renewableexpert, espousing all things renewable.

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Property Investment & Development

With recognised experts in commercial property, construction and planning we can deal with any development and investment.

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Rural Business

At Davidson Chalmers Stewart we have a wealth of experience in helping rural businesses adapt to the pressures of today and the broad range of specialisms and sector knowledge within the firm are fundamental to this.

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