Brodies' established specialist aviation, defence & engineering team provides a market-leading, full-service offering to clients operating in this dynamic sector. From aircraft finance and supply chain issues to terms and conditions and health and safety advice, our commercial solicitors can help every step of the way.
Brodies solicitors understand the valuable contribution that this sector makes to the Scottish economy, with aviation and defence companies employing more than 40,000 people, generating a combined annual turnover of £5.2 billion and creating £1.8 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the Scottish economy.
Members of the team have developed their commercial knowledge and understanding of the aviation, defence & engineering sectors through significant periods of secondment with blue chip global defence companies, and bring this practical experience and know-how to the negotiating table. We have a thorough understanding of industry jargon and of the pressures and challenges facing the sectors as a result of the economic downturn and the public sector spending cuts.
All this means that our clients can concentrate on their business, confident that we are fully up to speed on the legal issues that affect their work.
Our long-standing client relationships, including one with a major Scottish airport operator, have allowed us to develop a sound understanding of the wide variety of businesses with which we work and to partner with them effectively to tackle both longer-term strategic objectives and day-to-day work.
We are also active members of A|D|S the trade association for the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industries and Brodies partner Grant Campbell sits as a member of the A|D|S Scotland Council, helping to ensure that the needs and ambitions of these sectors in Scotland are met.