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Brodies LLP

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What the team is known for

Provides advice to investors, contractors and developers on prestigious, high-profile matters. Non-contentious team is active in the building and engineering sectors, advising on substantial office, student and mixed-use developments. Contentious team operates on a range of complex dispute work, including professional negligence matters, and is proactive in various methods of ADR as well as litigation. Also involved in major buy-to-rent schemes in Scotland and large-scale energy and transport projects.

Strengths

One client states: "They grasp the technical arguments very well and leave no stone unturned. They are very thorough and consistent."

Work highlights

Advised Orion Capital and Ediston on the construction aspects of the site acquisition, procurement and contract structuring for the £250 million New Town North development in Edinburgh.

Notable practitioners

Alistair McLean assists clients with non-contentious construction matters. His work includes advising on mixed-use development and regeneration projects.

Christopher Duff has garnered significant recognition for his contentious construction practice. He frequently assists contractors with construction disputes. He is also well placed to act on damages claims.

David Arnott has extensive expertise handling construction litigation, including contract disputes.
"He is very knowledgeable, has a really pragmatic approach and is commercial in his thinking."

Jane McMonagle is a non-contentious construction lawyer with substantial expertise in large-scale development and infrastructure projects. 
"Her legal knowledge is fantastic."

Keith Kilburn advises contractors on contentious aspects of construction projects, including those in the healthcare and infrastructure sectors.

Louise Shiels is well reputed in the market for her experience representing clients in construction litigation, including claims for defects and delays.
"She leaves no stone unturned and gets into each and every point to thoroughly examine them."

Manus Quigg is a respected practitioner who regularly acts for clients in construction disputes. He has particular strength representing clients in defect claims involving infrastructure projects.
"Manus Quigg has a calm, measured approach to his cases."

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Overview

Our expert lawyers specialise in all aspects of the construction and engineering industries including infrastructure projects, commercial real estate, education and transport projects, housing, renewables, waste and PFI/PPP sectors. We work with clients in both the public and private sectors and they include developers, contractors, consultants, insurers and funders.

The breadth of our expertise, both contentious and non-contentious, combined with our ability to call on specialist input from colleagues in real estate, banking, corporate, procurement and regulatory teams, means that we provide a joined-up service to clients that is unrivalled in the Scottish marketplace and which is called upon to assist with projects across the whole of the UK.

Our specialist construction lawyers deliver high quality advice against demanding timescales. From structuring development and investment projects, advising on specialist engineering markets including the waste and renewable sectors, leading on PFI/PPP and hub projects and analysing contract provisions and formulating dispute resolution strategies, we focus on providing practical solutions.

Construction

Brodies LLP

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Location

Capital Square, 58 M

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8BP

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Construction


Alistair McLean
Band 1
Christopher Duff
Band 3
David Arnott
Band 1
Jane McMonagle
Band 3
Keith Kilburn
Associates to watch
Louise Shiels
Band 2

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