Conflicting Expert Evidence in Professional Negligence Claims

In Dunvale Investments Ltd v Burness Paull LLP [2015] CSOH 32 Lord Tyre considered allegations of professional negligence against legal advisers, and in particular how the court should treat conflicting expert evidence in such cases.  

There's still life in Lister - a stark reminder of employees' personal liability

The recent Court of Session judgement of Annabelle Bell v Alliance Medical Limited and Others raises key questions relating to insurance for employees to protect against wrongdoings carried out by them during their employment. The decision has implications for the professional indemnity, public and employer liability spheres and the wider insurance market. In particular, it raises the issue of whether employees need to obtain their own insurance to protect themselves should their employer claim a right of relief against them.

All-Energy Conference 2015

We are delighted to once again be exhibiting at All-Energy – come visit us at stand H41 on May 6 and 7. All-Energy Conference Brodies

Our market leading Renewables Group comprises more than 40 specialist lawyers working across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Meet the Brodies All-Energy Team

We have more than 40 specialist lawyers working across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen; with knowledge that is crucial to funding projects in northern Scotland.

Meet the team going to All-Energy 2015.

Make an appointment to speak to a team member at All-Energy 2015.



Annual Drinks Reception

Come and enjoy a well-earned drink with us at the end of the first day of the conference.

See below for more details:

Where: Stand H41

When:   Date – 6 May 2015
            Time – 16:00

We hope you can join us. Let us know that you are attending by completing the short form below.

Book an Appointment

Our team of renewable energy lawyers will be on hand at All-Energy 2015 to discuss any legal queries you may have.

With expertise in finance; crofting / agriculture; planning; shipping; infrastructure procurement; tax; environment; on and offshore supply chain; energy regulation; health and safety, estates and much more, our offering is the most comprehensive and accessible in Scotland.

Why not book an appointment with us?


Renewables Guides

Our Renewables Group strive to share their knowledge and insight with those involved in the sector.

This year the Group have produced a series of Renewables Guides on areas of current interest and change.

Download the guides via the links below.

Renewables Guides

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NRAM plc - v - Steel: some rare good news for solicitors

A recent decision in the case NRAM plc –v- Jane Steel & anr [2014] CSOH 172 considered what duties, if any, a solicitor owes to a lender when acting for a borrower in a security transaction. The decision in the particular circumstances of the case was an encouraging one for solicitors and their insurers.


Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill

A new bill has been introduced into the Scottish Parliament to modernise the Scottish Fatal Accident Inquiry (coroner’s inquest) system, that could lead to an eight week deadline for organisations to respond to recommendations stemming from an Inquiry.  It is anticipated that the Bill may be enacted by early 2016. 

Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill