Nick Scott > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
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Work Department

Real estate.


Managing Partner. Specialises in development projects and investment acquisition for UK and overseas investors; particularly experienced in mixed use development sites, both in and out of town, forward funding (acting both for developer and fund) and has been extensively involved in the negotiation of development agreements and equity sharing leases, acting for both developers and landowners. Focuses on the top end of the property investment market and approximately 50% of work is on English property deals.


Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 1995; trainee and commercial property Clifford Chance 1993-98; commercial property Brodies LLP 1999; associate 2000; partner 2001; also admitted in England and Wales. Brodies managing partner 2018;


Basic French.


Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales.


Inverurie Academy, Aberdeenshire; Glasgow University (1993 LLB 1st class Hons); York Law College (1993 Law Society Finals).


Golf, photography, parenthood.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

(Hall of Fame)

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The commercial property team at Brodies LLP has recently been active in the emerging build-to-rent sector; it also has notable expertise in the investment, development, hotel, retail, leisure and housebuilding industries. Recent highlights include finance work, private equity investments, hotel management agreements, construction issues and licensing mandates. On the retail side, the group regularly acts for tenants and has expanded its client roster to include Tim Hortons, Waterstones, Pandora and Under Armour; the group has also gained new foreign investor and domestic developer clients. Johane Murray heads up the real estate practice and Colin Morrison leads the hotels and leisure group and the retail team. Managing partner Nick Scott also contributes to the practice, as does James Roscoe, who focuses on investment matters. Elaine Petterson in Glasgow recently made partner.