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Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD
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Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland

Brodies LLP continues to be active in the build-to-rent sector (BTR) and the emerging retirement and co-living markets. The real estate team works closely with other related departments, including construction, planning, environment, tax and litigation. It is noted for its high level of instructions from government and industry bodies. The team is jointly led by Glasgow-based partner Johane Murray and Tracey Menzies in Aberdeen, who handles commercial and residential acquisitions and developments. Elaine Farquharson-Black joined from Burness Paull LLP.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

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.

Scotland > Real estate > Planning

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Elaine Farquharson-BlackBrodies LLP

With a superb reputation for planning law, Brodies LLP is a regular fixture on key residential, leisure, renewables and infrastructure developments, among others, where the team’s assistance covers all aspects of planning law, including compulsory purchases, section 75 planning obligations, judicial reviews and statutory appeals. Its extensive client roster includes public authorities and notable private sector clients. Edinburgh-based Neil Collar, who handles the full spectrum of planning law with a particular focus on renewable energy developments, and Aberdeen-based Elaine Farquharson-Black, who puts particular emphasis on the promotion of land through development plans, and joined the firm from Burness Paull LLP in May 2019, jointly head the practice.