Established in 2011, we are a commercial legal and financial practice based in Glasgow.

But don’t let our size fool you – we take on some mighty deals and act for some even mightier clients. Clients who are savvy enough to know what is important in a great adviser: personal service and attention from the same person who knows their business; intelligent thinking that’s engineered to fit around their requirements; and pricing that’s fair, transparent and free from surprises.

At your service

As a commercial firm our focus is on the provision of legal services essential to most business operations. We also have a highly experienced Residential conveyancing team on hand to assist you. A selection of our areas of expertise is listed below, but contact us for more information about exactly how we can help you.

What we do

  • Corporate
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Partnerships
  • Commercial & Residential Property
  • Planning
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Inward Investment
  • Parliamentary
  • Residential Conveyancing
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Meet the team

We stand out from the crowd. We’ve listened to what our clients want from a legal business and that means a groundbreaking combination of legal knowledge, sector specialism and commercial understanding.

Testimonials

Curle Stewart’s legal expertise on SIPP property matters goes without saying. They provide professional, helpful, friendly advice that is designed to get the client to where they need to be and are always on hand to help. This makes them a pleasure to deal with throughout what can be very complex transactions.

Eddie McGuire, Managing Director - SIPP Limited

Curle Stewart’s professionalism and dedication to get the best for their clients is undoubted. From a property lawyer perspective, I’ve always felt very confident going into any deal or negotiation with Graham Richmond on my side.

John Costello, Managing Director - Callander Estates Limited

We have worked with Curle Stewart for many years now and will continue to do so as the service they provide is nothing short of excellent. The team we work with day to day are very pro-active and fully understand the needs of our business.

Shahid Sadiq, Regional Developer - Subway West of Scotland

It is an absolute pleasure dealing with Philip and his team, they always make the process so easy and simple.

John McGlynn, Founder - Scottish Capital

Philip Curle

Director

Philip is a Director in the commercial property team. Philip has a particular expertise in the development, letting, purchase and sale of retail and mixed use developments, representing both owners and occupiers. Philip enjoys acting for a diverse range of clients from international corporates to sole traders. In addition to his legal expertise Philip has a broad understanding of the practical and technical challenges facing his clients and delights in being regarded by most as an integral part of their team rather than as an external legal advisor.

Philip Curle

Director

Philip is a Director in the commercial property team. Philip has a particular expertise in the development, letting, purchase and sale of retail and mixed use developments, representing both owners and occupiers. Philip enjoys acting for a diverse range of clients from international corporates to sole traders. In addition to his legal expertise Philip has a broad understanding of the practical and technical challenges facing his clients and delights in being regarded by most as an integral part of their team rather than as an external legal advisor.

Elspeth Curle

Director

Elspeth is a director in our corporate team. She is an experienced and astute commercial practitioner with a particular interest in company and business acquisitions and sales. Appreciated for her ability to make complicated matters straightforward for our clients, Elspeth always takes a practical and collaborative approach to deals, cutting through the issues to focus on the commercial imperatives and ensuring projects are completed with the minimum of fuss. Elspeth acts for our clients in all corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, partnerships, corporate governance, share and asset sales and purchases, corporate due diligence and corporate finance. In addition, she assists in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, including franchising arrangements, agency and distribution, IP and e-commerce contracts.

Elspeth Curle

Director

Elspeth is a director in our corporate team. She is an experienced and astute commercial practitioner with a particular interest in company and business acquisitions and sales. Appreciated for her ability to make complicated matters straightforward for our clients, Elspeth always takes a practical and collaborative approach to deals, cutting through the issues to focus on the commercial imperatives and ensuring projects are completed with the minimum of fuss. Elspeth acts for our clients in all corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, partnerships, corporate governance, share and asset sales and purchases, corporate due diligence and corporate finance. In addition, she assists in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, including franchising arrangements, agency and distribution, IP and e-commerce contracts.

Graham Richmond

Director

Graham is a Director in the commercial property team, having joined from a major Scottish firm in July 2013. He has 25 years commercial property experience in a range of areas including landlord letting, tenant letting, development, funding, secured lending, investment purchases and sales and business purchase and sales.

Graham also gives advice on property management issues, in particular dilapidations. Graham’s approach is to look at situations in the round and try to give advice that goes beyond the narrow point under discussion and looks at the context in which matters arise. He acts for a broad range of commercial clients, many of whom have been clients for a long number of years and have followed him from his previous firm.

Graham Richmond

Director

Graham is a Director in the commercial property team, having joined from a major Scottish firm in July 2013. He has 25 years commercial property experience in a range of areas including landlord letting, tenant letting, development, funding, secured lending, investment purchases and sales and business purchase and sales.

Graham also gives advice on property management issues, in particular dilapidations. Graham’s approach is to look at situations in the round and try to give advice that goes beyond the narrow point under discussion and looks at the context in which matters arise. He acts for a broad range of commercial clients, many of whom have been clients for a long number of years and have followed him from his previous firm.

Bryan Finlayson

Director

Bryan is an Commercial Real Estate expert with in excess of 20 years experience and is rated as a Leading Practitioner by Legal Directory Chambers & Partners.

Dual qualified in Scots and English Law, he has extensive experience of high value complex Development projects as well as having a strong track record with acquisition and management of high value investments, shopping centres and other asset portfolios throughout the UK.

Bryan runs an independent client base, providing support to a wide range of clients ranging from household names to start-up businesses, as a trusted commercial and legal adviser.

Bryan Finlayson

Director

Bryan is an Commercial Real Estate expert with in excess of 20 years experience and is rated as a Leading Practitioner by Legal Directory Chambers & Partners.

Dual qualified in Scots and English Law, he has extensive experience of high value complex Development projects as well as having a strong track record with acquisition and management of high value investments, shopping centres and other asset portfolios throughout the UK.

Bryan runs an independent client base, providing support to a wide range of clients ranging from household names to start-up businesses, as a trusted commercial and legal adviser.

Mandy Breen

Director

Mandy is a Director in our corporate team. She has extensive experience of both domestic and international work advising on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, re-organisations, joint ventures and equity fundraising for a variety of clients including corporates, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and management teams.

Mandy has a particular interest in equity based funding for companies in the venture capital market and acts for some of the UK’s most active business angels and venture capital funds.

Having enjoyed a successful secondment to the European legal team of an international bank, Mandy is able to advise borrowers and lenders in relation to acquisition and project finance, debt solutions and restructuring, securities and their enforcement, from both perspectives.

Mandy Breen

Director

Mandy is a Director in our corporate team. She has extensive experience of both domestic and international work advising on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, re-organisations, joint ventures and equity fundraising for a variety of clients including corporates, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and management teams.

Mandy has a particular interest in equity based funding for companies in the venture capital market and acts for some of the UK’s most active business angels and venture capital funds.

Having enjoyed a successful secondment to the European legal team of an international bank, Mandy is able to advise borrowers and lenders in relation to acquisition and project finance, debt solutions and restructuring, securities and their enforcement, from both perspectives.

Laura McArthur

Associate Director

Laura is an Associate Director in our property team and deals with commercial leasing for both landlord and tenant, the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and security work. Laura is a thorough, efficient and practical lawyer who enjoys devising solutions to allow our clients to achieve their goals, often within very challenging timescales.

Laura McArthur

Associate Director

Laura is an Associate Director in our property team and deals with commercial leasing for both landlord and tenant, the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and security work. Laura is a thorough, efficient and practical lawyer who enjoys devising solutions to allow our clients to achieve their goals, often within very challenging timescales.

Gerard Durkan

Associate Director

Gerry is an Associate Director in our property team. He has a wealth of experience from over 25 years in private practice in legal firms in the West of Scotland. In addition to the focus on residential property sales, purchases and re-mortgages for private individuals, Gerry has acted for a wide range of lenders, builders, registered Social landlords and investors in relation to the acquisition, disposal and development of larger property transactions.

Gerry also advises clients in relation to executry matters and regarding the Adults with Incapacity legislation. His calm and relaxed manner in handling business for clients helps to ease for them what can be a very stressful experience as they move home.

Gerard Durkan

Associate Director

Gerry is an Associate Director in our property team. He has a wealth of experience from over 25 years in private practice in legal firms in the West of Scotland. In addition to the focus on residential property sales, purchases and re-mortgages for private individuals, Gerry has acted for a wide range of lenders, builders, registered Social landlords and investors in relation to the acquisition, disposal and development of larger property transactions.

Gerry also advises clients in relation to executry matters and regarding the Adults with Incapacity legislation. His calm and relaxed manner in handling business for clients helps to ease for them what can be a very stressful experience as they move home.

Calum McSporran

Associate

Calum is an Associate in our Corporate team with experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, company formation, intellectual property, secured lending and data protection. Having trained with Curle Stewart, he has worked across all of the firm’s practice areas.
Calum’s recent transactions include:
  • Advising on the sale of a financial technology client to a FTSE 100 company
  • Acting for a management team and their institutional lender in relation to a management buy-in of a compressed air company
  • The sale of a medical technology business to an international research and development company
  • Advising a SIPP client on a number of share acquisitions and sales, including the sale of a large asset management company

Calum McSporran

Associate

Calum is an Associate in our Corporate team with experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, company formation, intellectual property, secured lending and data protection. Having trained with Curle Stewart, he has worked across all of the firm’s practice areas.
Calum’s recent transactions include:
  • Advising on the sale of a financial technology client to a FTSE 100 company
  • Acting for a management team and their institutional lender in relation to a management buy-in of a compressed air company
  • The sale of a medical technology business to an international research and development company
  • Advising a SIPP client on a number of share acquisitions and sales, including the sale of a large asset management company

Anna Owens

Assistant Solicitor

Anna is part of our Corporate team, assisting with a range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, securities and IT. She also assists clients with a broad range of commercial disputes and litigation.

Anna Owens

Assistant Solicitor

Anna is part of our Corporate team, assisting with a range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, securities and IT. She also assists clients with a broad range of commercial disputes and litigation.

Matthew Campbell

Trainee Solicitor

Matthew joined the Curle Stewart property team as a legal executive

Matthew Campbell

Trainee Solicitor

Matthew joined the Curle Stewart property team as a legal executive

Francesca Capaldi

Trainee Solicitor

Francesca is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her seat in the Residential Property department.

Francesca Capaldi

Trainee Solicitor

Francesca is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her seat in the Residential Property department.

Sohaib Rasul

Trainee Solicitor

Sohaib joined the firm in 2019 as trainee solicitor and is currently working in the property team assisting the Directors with a wide range of commercial property transactions.

Sohaib Rasul

Trainee Solicitor

Sohaib joined the firm in 2019 as trainee solicitor and is currently working in the property team assisting the Directors with a wide range of commercial property transactions.

Kirsty Curran

Trainee Solicitor

Kirsty is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her seat in the Corporate department.

Kirsty Curran

Trainee Solicitor

Kirsty is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her seat in the Corporate department.

Karen Clark

Finance Manager

Karen Clark

Finance Manager