Scotland's commercial property market has experienced challenging times with the ongoing concerns in the wider UK economy. However, the new market conditions create opportunities for those with the confidence, and financing, to strike. Whatever the conditions, Brodies is ideally placed to support clients in identifying and securing opportunities in the commercial property market and is involved in many of Scotland's largest property deals.

Our real estate practice leads the Scottish market and we have continued to recruit more experienced real estate solicitors and partners during the past year to support our growing client base with our unparalleled market knowledge and expertise.

We also see it as an important part of our role to represent our clients' concerns to policy makers. Nick Scott, Managing Partner, was invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee on the draft Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which replaced Stamp Duty in Scotland in 2015.

In its recommendations, the committee acknowledged the need for greater clarity on the rates of LBTT and industry concerns over the proposed blanket abolition of sub-sale relief, which could impose a double tax on some new real estate developments.

Outstanding... they are very smart, commercial and responsive and they understand value for money.

Chambers UK 2020

Very impressed... the lawyers we work with are always readily available, personable and pleasant to deal with while delivering the highest quality of work.

Chambers UK 2020

The team is sensitive to its clients' specific requirements and strives to achieve all goals while maintaining commercial acumen in securing deals.

Legal 500 UK 2020

To find out more about how the team could help you, please contact Johane Murray or Richard Whyte.