Student Accommodation: What you need to know about student accommodation in Scotland


Scotland is well known for the quality of its educational institutions. In an increasingly global education marketplace, these institutions face tough competition when it comes to attracting students. The cost of maintaining and enhancing the academic experience inevitably eats into capital expenditure budgets for the provision of much needed accommodation, leaving a gap to be filled by the private sector. That, coupled with a demand for a more modern, high specification product, has led to a surge in the development of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in recent years.


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Glasgow Real Estate Deals 2018


2018 has been a buoyant year for the Scottish property market and we are pleased to have been involved in many of the top of the market deals. Glasgow has led the way with a high level of investment activity and some exciting new development projects announced. Download our aerial graphic to view Brodies real estate highlights for Glasgow in 2018.


GDPR Handy Guide - Transparency and the GDPR


Transparency, in a data protection context, empowers data subjects to hold data controllers and processors accountable and to exercise control over their personal data.



Legal professionals privilege and internal investigations – using the tools in your arsenal


2018 has seen significant developments in relation to the rules underpinning legal professional privilege (legal privilege). These rules impact on financial service sector firms and their relationships with regulators.

Download our handy guide which goes back to basics to review what legal privilege is, how it has been challenged and, most importantly, to offer some practical tips on how firms and other corporate entities can maximise the benefits from exercising their right to legal privilege in internal investigations.



What is ethical finance?


Download our handy guide on Ethical Finance.

‘Ethical finance’ is commonly used to describe finance which takes into account not only financial returns but also environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. This reflects an increasing recognition of the importance and value attributed by investors, both institutional and retail, to delivering measurable positive environmental and social impact on a sustainable basis.



Brexit for asset managers - key issue update


Immediately after the Brexit Referendum we identified 10 key “first steps” for asset managers to consider. With roughly six months to go until the withdrawal date. We have revisited these below to show the progress made and what remains still on the “to do” list. We have also suggested five key priorities for the final months until the withdrawal date.



Capital markets - securitisation


Brodies is the largest independent law firm in Scotland, with a reputation for uncompromising quality,expertise and innovation. Ranked #1 in 40 key practice areas by leading independent legal directories,Brodies is widely acknowledged as being the dominant firm in the Scottish marketplace.


Recent international trends in employment gender law


Due to raising awareness and political pressure, a number of countries have adopted legislation to achieve gender equality to a greater or lesser extent. Download our handy guide for the legal developments in a selection of jurisdictions.



Brexit - the impact on animals and your pets


For pet-owners the four freedoms provided for by the European single market (people, services, goods, money), include another important aspect: the free movement of pets.



Scottish leases - three yearly LBTT (Scottish stamp duty) returns


Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced SDLT in Scotland on 1 April 2015, and several changes were made to the taxation of commercial leases. One significant change from SDLT is the requirement for tenants to submit multiple returns throughout the duration of the lease. Our handy guide explains what is involved in the further returns.


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