Alistair Drummond

Alistair heads up DLA Piper's Litigation and Regulatory practice in Scotland, and specialises in all aspects of Commercial Property and Commercial Lease disputes and Contentious Construction issues. He advises on wide ranging matters including dilapidations, keep open clauses, landlord's consent, irritancy, lease interpretation, servitudes, enforcement of missives and agreements for lease, amongst others. Recognised by his peers and clients alike as having extensive and comprehensive knowledge of his area of practice, Alistair is frequently requested to lecture and present seminars and training events on the subject.
Contributed to

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Enforcing standard security Scotland—default events, creditor’s rights and service of notices
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the first stage of enforcement of standard securities over heritable property in Scotland. It deals with the legal framework applicable, what amounts to debtor default, what creditors' rights on default are, and service of enforcement notices by creditors.

Enforcing standard security Scotland—voluntary surrender, court proceedings and insolvency processes
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the second stage of enforcement of standard securities over heritable property in Scotland. It deals with the steps creditors may take following expiry of notices, namely voluntary surrender procedures and use of court proceedings, the sale process and distribution of the proceeds of sale. It also briefly considers alternative enforcement using insolvency procedures.

Other work

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

Membership

  • Law Society of Scotland

Panel

  • Scottish Panel

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