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Lisa Kerr

Legal Director

Lisa Kerr is a senior real estate lawyer with more than 25 years' experience in the Scottish commercial property market. Her practice and experience is varied and covers the whole gamut of Real Estate work from investment to development, property management to infrastructure.

Her main focus is acting for corporate real estate occupiers on a range of property types including office, retail and industrial. She also works closely with our restructuring team on a distressed property deals.

Areas of FocusReal Estate


  • Since 2011 Lisa has led the Scottish DLA Piper team working on the own property portfolio for a leading high street bank. She manages the Scottish team working on the day to day management of the portfolio and the divestment/relocation of the Bank's branches as well as working directly on the more high profile and high value transactions. A key part of this is working closely with our English offices ensuring seamless service for the client.
  • Acting for a leading high street bank on the disposal of key properties in central Edinburgh in a 2019 deal to establish a substantial new arts venue. The project presents a number of unique and interesting challenges (ongoing).
  • Advising leading online retailer on the proposed acquisition of new distribution site in 2020.
  • Advising Atos on its Scottish properties, including property support on commercial contracts and business acquisitions as well as leasehold acquisitions and disposals and asset management.
  • Advising on the Poundworld administration including dealing with the asset sale and advising the administrators on the property portfolio over 2018 and 2019
  • Advising on a hotel portfolio administration and disposal in 2020.
  • University of Edinburgh, LLB Hons, 1991
  • University of Edinburgh, Dip LP, 1992