Brodies acted as Scottish advisors for Longs Steel UK Limited (part of the Tata Steel UK group) in the sale of steelworks at Clydebridge, Rutherglen and Dalzell, Motherwell. The steelworks were sold to the Scottish Ministers and then immediately sold on to Liberty House as part of a Scottish government initiative (the Steel Task Force) to rescue the steelworks from closure. Brodies advised on Scottish real estate and corporate aspects, assisting Slaughter & May (London) as main advisors to Tata on the sale of their entire long steel business in the UK to Liberty House. Completion of the deal was announced on 24 March.