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Forbes G. Leslie, Senior Partner

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Forbes is the managing partner of Dallas McMillan and has wide experience of commercial related business spanning a period of over 30 years, specifically in commercial property leasing, real estate development and investment work.

He is involved in many large land development projects and investment transactions throughout Scotland. Forbes has particular expertise in Commercial Real Estate Development, Real Estate Purchases and Sales for Investment and for Owner Occupation, Landlord and Tenant Work, Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals, Planning Work, Property Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Financing.

Forbes was a Partner in McGrigor Donald, Solicitors, and thereafter a main Board Director in a Development Company. He was and remains involved in Development Work which includes not only Sheltered Housing Schemes but also McDonalds, KFC, B&Q and Halfords. He is also involved in differing variety of agreements in relation to Distribution Licenses and Franchising Options.

He has had the benefit through experience of being a main Board Director in a Development Company in ascertaining the requirements of the client and considers this fully with the legal aspects of the transaction. This enables commercial decisions to be taken to ensure that transactions proceed where they are of benefit to all concerned.

He has recently been involved in a number of Pension Company transactions and a number of large Sporting Estates in Scotland which included consideration of the various rights and obligations in connection with forestry land, small holdings and single farm subsidies.

Forbes also specialises in transactions involving licensed and leisure property and regularly advises Banks, Landlords and other Financial Institutions in relation to the taking of security over these types of properties.

Recent transactions include heading up all aspects of:-

  • Sale of the Scottish Country Estate of Xavier Louis Vuitton – Completion March 2013
  • Disposal of oil refining plant with premises throughout the UK – Completion August 2013
  • Acting for claimants in Borders Railway Projects - 2013
  • Sale and purchase of various licences premises – 2013
  • Rebanking and refinancing of businesses - 2013