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)

Nick ScottBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP continues to perform well in emerging sectors of the commercial property industry and has been involved in many recently announced build-to-rent projects. The firm has dedicated practitioners focusing on the investment, development, hotels, retail and leisure, and housebuilding sectors. On the leisure and hospitality side, the team is active in finance, real estate, private equity investment, hotel management agreements, construction, financing and licensing matters. In the retail arena, the practice acts for blue- chip clients on corporate and real estate transactions. Johane Murray is the overall head of the real estate practice. Colin Morrison heads up the hotels and leisure & retail groups. Managing partner Nick Scott continues to provide strategic advice to key clients. James Roscoe is recommended for investment matters, forward funding and development deals, and property finance. Elaine Farquharson-Black joined from Burness Paull LLP, while Graeme Leith was promoted to partner. In other developments, Robert Forman departed for Burges Salmon LLP and Kevin McGlone moved to DWF.