Mike Stephen > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
15 ATHOLL CRESCENT
EDINBURGH
EH3 8HA
Scotland
Mike Stephen photo

Work Department

Real estate.

Position

Partner specialising in investment and development work with particular focus on residential development, joint venture and partnering work.

Career

Articled Clark & Wallace, Aberdeen; qualified 1989; assistant Bird Semple Fyfe Ireland; associate Fyfe Ireland WS; partner Fyfe Ireland WS 1995; partner Brodies LLP 2005.

Languages

Basic French.

Memberships

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Perth Academy; Dundee University (1986 LLB Hons; 1987 DipLP).

Leisure

Hill walking/climbing, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Known for their ‘can-do attitude and commitment to tight timescales’, the agriculture and estates team at Brodies LLP has particular expertise in negotiating contracts related to complex tenancy arrangements, having acted on behalf of both landlords and tenants. The firm is experienced in advising on high value agricultural land transactions, expertly handling the sale of both portfolios and of entire estates, including those with complexities related to crofting and Udal law. Practice head Clive Phillips is himself the owner of a family farm, while fellow senior partner Odell Milne brings decades of experience to bear. Mike Stephen and Graeme Leith handle forestry mandates, a growing area of activity in Scotland.