Gilson Gray bolsters property team with newbuild director appointment

08/08/2023
Tracy Mcalpine (Gilson Gray)

FULL-service legal firm Gilson Gray has appointed Tracy McAlpine as a director in its residential property division to lead a new dedicated team for newbuild conveyancing.

Tracy brings more than two decades of experience to the firm and has spent the last 10 years specialising in newbuild transactions, working closely with a number of national housebuilders. Prior to joining the business, she was newbuild director at MOV8 Real Estate and has previously held roles at McVey and Murricane and other Scottish legal firms. 

Based in Glasgow, Tracy will now lead a team of dedicated experts supporting clients with the purchase of newbuild homes across Scotland, offering tailored support and guidance throughout the process. Adding to her achievements, Tracy completed her LLB earlier this year, having studied at Robert Gordon University at the same time as progressing her career.

Last month, Gilson Gray named two new partners in its growing residential property department, which now has around 150 property professionals across offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, East Lothian and Lincoln.

Tracy McAlpine said: “Working with a number of national housebuilders has given me a valuable understanding of how best to support my clients in navigating the quirks of buying a newbuild home. As a result, my team can make the process as smooth and hassle-free for buyers as possible.

“It is great to be joining a forward-thinking firm which supports legal professionals on different career paths – much like the one I have taken myself – particularly through its Conveyancing Academy. Also, given the diverse range of legal services offered by Gilson Gray, I now have the opportunity to engage clients for life, which is important to me.  I’m looking forward to being part of the next chapter of Gilson Gray’s growth.”

Debbie McCathie, partner and head of residential conveyancing at Gilson Gray, added: “Bringing Tracy in to lead our newbuild team will boost our conveyancing offering for existing and future clients, providing expert guidance for every type of property transaction. We already have strong relationships with builders, but with Tracy’s expertise and commitment to client service, having her lead a specialist team will allow us to focus even more on unlocking new opportunities, both in Scotland and England.”

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