Katherine is a litigator specialising in advice on health and safety, fire safety and environmental matters.
Katherine Metcalfe has both a calm demeanour and clear insight into the particular subject matter. She was not just able to bring her experience of it to the table, she could also provide live industry examples. In addition to the technical elements, she also understood the practical points as well. She has a really commercially-focused can-do attitude, in terms of listening to instructions and acting upon them, so she was able to put the legal points in true context for us as an organisation.
Nick Smith - Head of Legal and Risk and Council Monitoring Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council
Katherine is Legal Director working across the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors.
Katherine is at the forefront of the firm's thought leadership on building and fire safety, advising clients on regulatory change occasioned by the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety. Having spent two years heading up the in-house legal team at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Katherine is uniquely placed to guide clients through the complexities of fire safety regulation across the UK. More broadly, Katherine has a wealth of experience in health and safety, environmental and fire safety law.
For well over a decade, Katherine has provided pragmatic and down-to-earth advice to the firm's clients, including key players and household names, not only on immediate incident response, internal investigation, and investigations by regulators, but also on how to avoid an incident occurring in the first place.
She frequently appears in courts and tribunals defending organisations charged with regulatory offences, representing their interests at Fatal Accident Inquiries and appealing enforcement action.
She is a regular speaker at health and safety and fire safety events and provides training and advice on preventative measures.
Lesley-Anne has a wide range of commercial real estate experience with a background in development and investment acquisition, asset management and disposals.
Ian is a deeply experienced pensions lawyer who together with advising both employers and trustees is increasingly in demand as a professional independent trustee.
Alan has wide experience in a range of commercial property areas including development, investment, occupiers and restructuring work.
Elaine is a Legal Director within our Investment Funds team with significant up-to-date experience in negotiating terms for a wide variety of asset classes (including private equity, fund of funds, real estate, debt finance, infrastructure and renewable assets).