Partner / Edinburgh

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Deborah is a commercial property specialist who focuses particularly on property development, renewable energy and land tax advice. She works closely with landowners and developers on the acquisition and sale of land for residential development. She also provides expert advice to public bodies to help them in the delivery of their estate strategy. This involves issues such as the sale of surplus land for re-development and the acquisition of land for projects such as bespoke new-build student accommodation. Deborah is also a member of our Brexit Group.

Deborah is part of the team that advises the Crown Estate on marine renewables energy projects such as wave and tidal electricity and wind farms. Back on shore, she advises developers in their acquisition of wind and solar sites.

A member of many influential groups and committees, Deborah is also a regular speaker at professional forums. She is Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Property Law Committee and sits on the Law Society of Scotland Tax Committee sub-group on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax. Signet accredited in Commercial Property by the WS Society, Deborah also sits on the Society’s Signet Accreditation Committee for the Commercial Property module and is a member of the SPF Tax Group.

She is a recognised leader in her field by the legal directory Chambers & Partners for Real Estate and, as a member of the firm’s Board, is influential in the strategic direction of the business. In 2015 Deborah was awarded a Masters in Energy and Natural Resources Law by the University of Melbourne.

Deborah has also been admitted to the legal profession as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia.

To relax away from her array of professional responsibilities, Deborah teaches Les Mills Body Combat.

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Deborah Lovell specialises in residential and commercial development work. She regularly advises landowners, as well as developers. A source describes her as "well regarded within her business ."

Chambers UK 2018, Guide to the Legal Profession