Gavin Deeprose

Gavin is a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in DLA Piper's Litigation & Regulatory Group. He provides technical support to legal professionals within the Group across a diverse range of subject areas including property, commercial and regulatory disputes. He monitors, updates and trains lawyers and clients on relevant legal and regulatory developments, creates and maintains litigation and other styles for use within the Group and produces articles and client bulletins for publication on the firm's website and newspapers, journals and online platforms. He also works on global projects to enhance the quality of client service. Prior to becoming a professional support lawyer Gavin gained substantial experience as practitioner, working at two major Scottish firms. He is an experienced litigator specialising in commercial disputes, including property related claims, corporate debt recovery and repossessions, and insurance litigation, acting for many prominent companies and financial institutions. Gavin is a member of the Association of Litigation PSLs. He has a keen interest in pro bono work and is the Pro Bono Co-ordinator for DLA Piper's Edinburgh office.
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Irritancy in commercial leases—Scotland

This Practice Note considers the law of irritancy in the context of commercial leases in Scotland. In particular, it considers the differences between legal and conventional irritancies, irritancy procedure, defences and the effect of irritancy on sub-leases and charge-holders.

Lease break option disputes—Scotland

This Practice Note considers break notices in the context of commercial leases and in particular mandatory requirements, errors in expression, the identities of parties, service and the withdrawal of break notices. The Note does not cover break notices in agricultural leases.

Recovering rent, arrears and rates considerations in Scotland

This Practice Note considers rent and how to recover rent arrears in commercial lettings in Scotland. It also considers the basic principles of non-domestic rates.

Remedies in landlord and tenant disputes—Scotland

This Practice Note considers the main judicial and non-judicial remedies in the context of landlord and tenant disputes in Scotland, namely interdict, specific implement, payment action, damages action, recission, retention of rent, irritancy, hypothec and action for recovery of heritable property. The Note does not cover remedies in relation to agricultural leases.

Practice areas


  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Association of Litigation Professional Support Lawyers


  • Scottish Panel


  • LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow
  • CPE, University of Northumbria, Newcastle
  • Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, York
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Glasgow
  • LLM in Human Rights Law, University of Strathclyde

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