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Ann Stewart

Ann Stewart

Head of Knowledge Management


  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries



Ann is a Property and Professional Development Adviser, and a senior professional support lawyer specialising in all aspects of commercial property.  Coming from a background of over 20 years’ transactional experience, she provides a comprehensive support service to the firm's Scottish commercial property lawyers, which includes knowledge and resource development, in-house counsel, marketing and business enhancement, and development and delivery of training.  Ann's Knowledge Management role includes advising on, devising and implementing strategy for the management, development and delivery of knowledge and information in the firm and supporting learning and development.  Ann is a founder member of the award-winning Property Standardisation Group, co-author of 'Conveyancing Practice in Scotland: 6th edition' and was awarded the Professional Development Certificate in Knowledge Management from the University of Edinburgh in 2012.


Having the Last Word – Finality Clauses in Leases
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2019

No-one enters into a lease of commercial property looking for a fight, but experience has shown it is prudent for the parties to provide for what will happen if a dispute arises. It is common for commercial leases to contain provisions for alternative dispute resolution, by referring any matter to an arbitrator or expert for determination. Such clauses invariably provide that the decision of such arbitrator or expert will be "final and binding on the parties"...

Compulsory Sales Orders: Threat or Opportunity for Vacant or Derelict Land?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2019

Many communities in Scotland are all too aware of the problems associated with living next to land or buildings that are lying vacant or derelict, particularlyin urban areaswhere neglected places are often a magnet for anti-social or criminal behaviour,becomingdumping grounds for rubbish,attracting vermin and generally posing a threat to the safety or health of those living or working in the vicinity...

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