Brodies operates separate retail and hotel & leisure teams that are, quite simply, the leaders in their respective fields in the Scottish market.


Whether it's 'in-town' or 'out-of-town' retail markets, the Brodies retail team is second to none. No other Scottish firm comes close to the scale or quality of our retail practice, with the Brodies retail team typically representing over 100 retail organisations in any calendar year and acting for the occupier in at least one in three of all deals in most Scottish destinations. Our team has been top ranked by both Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK legal directories for the past eight years. Examples of clients include: Clarks, Zara, The Kooples and Pret a Manger.

Hotels and Leisure

Brodies' hotel team has been at the heart of many of the most exciting hotels projects in the Scottish market – representing developers, investors, operators and funders. With a dedicated licensing resource, Brodies solicitors represent a full spectrum of clients extending from national restaurant and pub chains, music venues, cinemas and sport centres through to owner managed hotel, restaurant and pub businesses. We hold a 100% track record on successful licensing applications since the introduction of the new Act in 2009.

The strength and depth of our teams, and the quality of our practical commercial experience, allow us to deliver all sizes and scales of projects effectively and in line with often highly demanding timescales. Our lawyers have hands-on experience of representing both landlords and tenants, giving us the perspective to balance the concerns of our clients. This commercial approach allows us to cut swiftly and efficiently to commercial solutions – leading to our well won reputation as lawyers who are able to get deals done, with the operational needs and drivers of our retail, hotels or leisure occupier.

Both our retail and hotels & leisure teams regularly assist in the property related aspects of corporate recovery and insolvency, and have been involved in several of the most high profile insolvency and administration projects in both sectors.

They are very commercial and give excellent advice.

Chambers UK 2020

They are fantastic...they have knowledge and experience and they are able to handle all our needs and requirements.

Chambers UK 2020

0To find out how our teams can help you, contact Colin Morrison or Laurence Douglas.