What is Brodies Real Estate Academy and why should you attend?

Our Real Estate Academy is a unique seminar programme designed for junior surveyors and covers a variety of different legal real estate topics. Here are my top five reasons why you should attend:

1. Topics are relevant and up to date

Our programme is flexible and we cover relevant topics which reflect your business. Sessions are held by colleagues from various practice areas and cover topics such as Key Clauses in Commercial Leases, a Commercial Sale from Start to Finish and Professional Negligence for Surveyors which are especially useful for graduate surveyors/those who would like a refresher. More recently, we provided updates on how COVID-19 was impacting the Real Estate & Construction Industry and on Insolvency & Dealing with Distressed Assets which are of course of particular importance in the (ever-changing) current circumstances.

2. Build your network

As well as meeting other surveyors from all areas of the profession such as traditional surveying firms, in-house surveyors and public sector organisations across all sectors (commercial, residential and rural), our Real Estate Academy provides an invaluable opportunity to meet and build lasting relationships with junior solicitors from our firm. Many of our solicitors have made and kept in touch with contacts they met through the programme as they progress their career.

3. CPD

Our programme is specifically designed to benefit junior surveyors, including those working towards their Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Brodies is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider so all our sessions help you meet your CPD requirements to qualify or go towards the CPD activities required each year following qualification.

4. In-person events are back 

Our upcoming seminars will be in-person and this is a great opportunity to get back to face to face networking and to help meet and develop connections with your peers. If you attend our Edinburgh event, you will also be visiting our brand new office at Capital Square – with exceptional views of the castle and city! We appreciate that people are working hybrid and therefore our events going forward will be hybrid, to give everyone the opportunity to choose which option best suits them.

5. It's free!

You can get all the benefits of our Real Estate Academy without spending a penny!

If you are interested in joining our Real Estate Academy or have any topics you would find beneficial, please get in touch.


Samantha Millar

Senior Solicitor