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Scottish law firm Brodies LLP opens new Highlands base office in Inverness

Nick Scott, Managing Partner of Brodies LLP.

The move comes after a busy year for the company and its customers across the Highlands.

Over the past 12 months Brodies has worked with businesses, organizations and individuals including UHI Inverness and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Lerwick Port Authority and Stornoway Port Authority.

She was appointed by Tomatin Distillery to provide legal and business advice to support a new market access strategy in the United States and acted for clients in the renewable energy sector, including wind farms in Shetland and the project of Orkney Islands Council’s community wind farm, which is worth an estimated £371 million to the local economy.

The company has also helped care home provider Parklands Group buy out UK growth fund equity and refinance its facilities to enable it to develop a new multi-million pound care project in Inverness.

Brodies’ growing team will continue to support customers from their new base at Clava House, Cradlehall Business Park in Inverness.

Nick Scott, Managing Partner, said: “We are grateful to our clients in the Highlands and Islands for their continued support and for seeking advice from our solicitors on exciting new instructions, as well as their day-to-day and personal business. and family matters.

“With our new office in Inverness, our clients will benefit from greater proximity to our lawyers, providing a state-of-the-art location to meet in person, while providing enhanced technical capabilities which, among other things, will support supports virtual court hearings.

“We have taken many lessons from our new Capital Square office in Edinburgh and taken them into account in the design of our Inverness office to support and optimize the well-being of colleagues. We have created environments that will improve the collaboration between colleagues and customers, as well as supporting flexible working and allowing us to grow.”

With its new Inverness office, Brodies aims to grow from its existing team of 12 lawyers currently based in the Highlands and Islands.

Earlier this year, Highlands-based family and children’s law specialist Sarah Lilley was promoted to partner.

Having joined the firm in 2020, Sarah has over 14 years’ experience in family and children’s law, 10 of which spent working with clients in and around Inverness.

She is also the only lawyer in the Highlands and Islands to hold three accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland in children’s law, family law and family mediation.

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