Our People

Bill Gibson

Partner & Chairman

Bill has practised in commercial environments since 1988. He is also our Chairman and is charged with directing the development of the company and representing the company externally. He has a broad based experience in commercial law including property development (residential and commercial), licensed and unlicensed commercial contracts, bank finance and renewable energy. Bill acts for both borrowers and lending institutions in refinancing transactions, land option deals for various renewable energy developments and corporate business sale and acquisitions.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4950

Email: bgibson@ennova-law.com

Sarah McIntosh

Partner

Sarah studied at Napier and the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Sarah is involved in a broad range of commercial property acquisitions and sale transactions, development work, commercial leasing, property and development finance, corporate sales and acquisitions and also advises on a variety of employment issues for both employers and individual clients. Sarah also has particular experience in renewables and currently handles projects for wind farm developer clients. She also acts for investors developing wind projects and is active in negotiating and dealing with the necessary contractual documents from commencement to completion of the projects.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4955

Email: smcintosh@ennova-law.com

Ross Kennedy

Partner

Ross deals with all aspects of real estate transaction for clients and banks and with particular experience in property investment and development and renewable energy projects. Ross qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1989 and as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1997. Ross also acts for funders and has deal structuring experience for private joint venture arrangements. Ross is a former part time tutor at the University of Edinburgh tutoring in Commercial Leasing in the Professional Practice Post Graduate Unit.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4951

Email: rkennedy@ennova-law.com

Karen Millar

Partner

Karen is a Partner in our Private Client division dealing with all aspects of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executries for our clients. She is also a member of the Residential Property team within the firm taking on residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as new build developments (from purchase of the development site, site assembly and deed of conditions through to the sale of individual units). She also has many years of experience in security work for both commercial and individual clients.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4954

Email: kmillar@ennova-law.com

John Cumming

Partner

John has practiced in Edinburgh and Tayside for over 20 years and has extensive experience in the corporate, commercial and real estate fields. In recent years John has taken on many renewable energy transactions acting for developers and land owners in the wind and hydro sectors. John also deals with many corporate transactions including company share sales and acquisitions, lease transactions and acting on behalf of property developers.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4952

Email: jcumming@ennova-law.com

David Wilson

Partner

David has over 25 years of experience of contracts, dispute resolution and family law work. He regularly represents clients’ interests in the Scottish Courts and can also provide advice on alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. He is involved in advising clients on all manners of different contract disputes, professional negligence, divorce and separation, in addition to a wide range of land and property matters. David particularly enjoys planning matters and has considerable public enquiry work experience.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4956

Email: dwilson@ennova-law.com

Michael Wells

Partner

Mike has considerable litigation expertise, over the last 20 years, having worked in both a large commercial practice and a smaller, specialist, court firm. He is extremely experienced in both Sheriff Court and Court of Session actions. He currently practises in commercial litigation, including a large caseload of contractual disputes, principally commercial actions in the Court of Session, and Judicial Review. Mike also deals with debt recovery and bankruptcy, guardianship applications, adults with incapacity and criminal law matters including Road Traffic Offences and is very experienced in Legal Expenses Insurance, having managed a large team and very wide caseload. He also acts as Edinburgh agent for many firms outside Edinburgh in Court of Session and Sheriff Court cases.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4962

Email: mwells@ennova-law.com

Craig Innes

Partner

Craig has in excess of 25 years experience in commercial property-related work. He has vast experience of leasing (acting for both landlord and tenant) and regularly advises on the purchase and sale of a wide variety of properties from shops and offices to large hotels and development sites as well as experience in site assembly and security work. Craig is also a well known face at the Licensing Boards regularly acting on behalf of clients to take care of their licensing requirements.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4953

Email: cinnes@ennova-law.com

Mark Harris

Head of Private Client Services

Mark has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Private Client Work including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Executries for our clients. He holds a Diploma from the Society of Law Accounts in Scotland through The Law Society of Scotland. Mark also has many years of experience in Trust administration and accounting together with managing clients finances on their behalf on the instructions of their Attorney.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4960

Email: mharris@ennova-law.com

Keith Dunlop

Associate

Keith is an Associate in our commercial team. Keith qualified from the University of Edinburgh with LLB (Hons), where he also obtained his Diploma in Legal Practice, and completed an MSc in Real Estate Management and Development at Heriot-Watt University in 2014. Keith has experience of all aspects of real estate transactions, including investment acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing and development work, and has also advised on insolvency disposals and undertaken security work. Prior to joining Ennova Keith worked for the Organising Committees of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4969

Email: kdunlop@ennova-law.com

Rosie Seaward

Associate

Rosie is an Associate in our dispute resolution team. Rosie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009. She is also a part-time tutor in Family Law at the University of Edinburgh. Rosie has a varied caseload which includes advising clients on financial provision and child law matters on divorce, cohabitation claims, and the drafting of prenuptial, pre-civil partnership contracts and cohabitation agreements. She also undertakes more general dispute resolution work including guardianship applications, commercial disputes, debt recovery and regularly appears in the Sheriff Court on behalf of her clients.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4957

Email: rseaward@ennova-law.com

Ralph Hardie

Solicitor

Ralph is a Solicitor within our Commercial Team. Ralph graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2011 and worked in The City of Edinburgh Council Legal Services for 10 years prior to joining us gaining valuable experience in various real estate and planning transactions. Ralph deals with all aspects of commercial property transactions including purchase, sales and leasing as well as some corporate work.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4959

Email: rhardie@ennova-law.com

Fraser Rankine

Solicitor

Fraser studied at the University of Aberdeen and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. Fraser joined Ennova Law in November 2015 and has advised on a broad range of property transactions including acquisitions and sale of commercial property, security work for borrowers and lenders, insolvency disposals, auction sales and acting on behalf of developers as well as landlords and tenants in the negotiation and implementation of commercial leases. The majority of the work Fraser undertakes is on behalf of individuals, partnerships, companies (SME’s generally) and charities.

Contact

Phone: 0131 510 4958

Email: frankine@ennova-law.com

Emma Roman

Trainee Solicitor

Emma is a trainee solicitor within our commercial team and assists on all aspects of commercial property transactions. Emma graduated with an LLB from Aberdeen University in 2015 and completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at Edinburgh University in 2016. Emma enjoys studying different cultures, speaks fluent French and also has a good level of Spanish.

Contact

Phone: 0131 662 4555

Email: eroman@ennova-law.com

Jonathan Tait

Trainee Solicitor

Jonathan is a trainee solicitor within our commercial team. He graduated with an LLB from Edinburgh Napier University in 2010. Prior to obtaining his degree, Jonathan worked in the music industry. Jonathan assists on all aspects of commercial property transactions. In his spare time, Jonathan is a mentor for the Creative Industries for Edinburgh Napier University.

Contact

Phone: 0131 662 4555

Email: jtait@ennova-law.com

John Nimmo

Consultant

John Nimmo is an experienced corporate, funds and investment company and investment services lawyer. He has acted on listings in aggregate around £2bn on the LSE (including setting up new investment companies and over twenty full prospectuses), and has launched unlisted investment vehicles. John has also acted on both hostile and recommended public takeover offers (always on the winning side). He has previously advised funds managed by a wide number of the major investment houses and has advised corporate and individual clients on a wide range of acquisitions and investments as well as having helped a number of clients obtain FCA Authorisation. John has extensive experience of helping start up, spin out and growth companies, acting variously for management, the company and investors. He also has first hand experience of starting a business which is rare among lawyers.

Contact

Phone: 0131 220 9571

Email: jnimmo@rooneynimmo.co.uk

Max Scharbert

Consultant

Max is an experienced corporate lawyer who has worked for Ashurst LLP and Maclay Murray & Spens LLP. He also worked as in-house legal counsel at NCM Finance Limited. He has practised in Scotland, England and Germany. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate and commercial work and specialises in joint ventures, private equity, mergers and acquisition, commercial contracts and advising start-up companies and funds. He is the chairman of the German British Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. He also speaks German fluently. Max holds a master in law from the University of Edinburgh and is also admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany and is a Registered European Lawyer (Scotland).

Contact

Phone: 0131 220 9573

Email: mscharbert@rooneynimmo.co.uk

Edward Sloan

Consultant

Prior to joining our team Edward was at Turcan Connell where he worked in the tax and trust, and asset management departments. Since joining he has acted on fund raisings and reorganisations for a number of companies across a range of service and industry sectors, together with advising them on structure and contractual issues. Edward has acted for companies raising funds from both UK and US investors and has experience of dealing with regulatory issues in the USA. Edward is currently undertaking exams in corporate finance with the CISI and deals with a range of fund and investment related work.

Contact

Phone: 0131 220 9572

Email: esloan@rooneynimmo.co.uk