Year of Call: 2000
Since calling at the Bar, Gavin has appeared before the House of Lords, Court of Session – Inner and Outer Houses, the Scottish Land Court, the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Lands Valuation Appeals Court. Gavin maintains a busy practice specialising in commercial law. He regularly receives instructions in matters relating to commercial contract, commercial property, construction, company law and insolvency. He also regularly provides advice in relation to public and private trusts. “Quick and direct” Gavin MacColl, also at Hastie, is “a good man to have on side in a seemingly impossible case; he will fight to the last breath for you”. Contractual disputes are the mainstay of his practice, but he also handles shareholder cases and corporate insolvency. Chambers UK 2013 Solicitors say that Gavin is “a fighter” who is “superb at dealing with difficult and unreasonable opponents”. Pragmatic, commercially aware, eloquent and hard working, Gavin is rated by solicitors, silks and juniors alike – Commercial Dispute Resolution section.
Gavin MacColl is highly regarded for the “common-sense approach” he takes to claims. He is particularly respected for his deep knowledge of and experience in construction-related claims. Sources attest to his expertise in matters involving engineers and architects – quote from Chambers UK 2013 Professional Negligence section.
The Legal 500 states that “Gavin MacColl is a pragmatic and commercially astute advocate who gains respect from clients with his clear and direct advice and is particularly praised for handling property and corporate-related disputes.”