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At Brodies LLP, we believe the law is an enabling tool and that is why our legal experts are committed to sharing their knowledge. In this constantly changing and often uncertain environment, Podcasts by Brodies provides Enlightened Thinking and discussion on the key legal issues for businesses and individuals.

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At Brodies LLP, we believe the law is an enabling tool and that is why our legal experts are committed to sharing their knowledge. In this constantly changing and often uncertain environment, Podcasts by Brodies provides Enlightened Thinking and discussion on the key legal issues for businesses and individuals.

    International dispute resolution - what the energy and construction sectors can learn from each other

    International dispute resolution - what the energy and construction sectors can learn from each other

    Major energy and infrastructure projects, both new and those being decommissioned, typically involve a range of participants domiciled in different jurisdictions.   
    Large energy projects are notoriously complex. It is not uncommon for the energy generation solutions to be innovative, the materials and technologies involved new and the local geography challenging.


    Technology earmarked for the project also frequently moves on during the construction phase, necessitating changes to project planning, personnel and cost. In short, there can be unavoidable commercial disputes throughout such projects.


    Ken MacDonald and Christopher Duff, dispute resolution partners at Brodies LLP, discuss the increasing use of arbitration and adjudication in cross border disputes and how to effectively resolve such disputes and enforce decisions reached. Comparing sectors, Ken and Chis look at what the energy and the construction sectors can learn from each other.

    The information in this podcast was correct at the time of recording. The podcast and its content is for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. This episode was recorded on 15/02/24.

    • 27 min
    The future of energy: the role of the UK and the UAE

    The future of energy: the role of the UK and the UAE

    The future of energy production and supply has been much discussed in recent year. Today, energy prices and energy security are at the forefront of strategic thinkers, economists and leaders across the globe.

    In parallel,  the energy transition is in motion, and  managing it effectively, domestically and internationally, is key. With that in mind Clare Munro, a partner at Brodies based in the UK, and Josh McFadzen, partner at Brodies Middle East based in Abu Dhabi, discuss the  significance of the UK and the UAE to our global energy future.

    The information in this podcast was correct at the time of recording. The podcast and its content is for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. This episode was recorded on 01/02/24. 

    • 25 min
    Scotland, cleantech and the energy transition

    Scotland, cleantech and the energy transition

    Scotland, and in particular Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland,  is at the forefront of the global energy transition thanks to half a century spent at the centre of the oil and gas industry.  In this episode of Podcasts by Brodies we talk to two energy industry experts who are spearheading the drive to develop clean technology that will accelerate our journey towards net zero.
    Martin Ewan, a partner at Brodies, who works closely with technology start ups in the energy industry, and Mark Anderson, chief acceleration officer and TechX director at the Net Zero Technology Centre, discuss clean energy technology and what the energy industry of the, not too distant, future might look like. 

    The information in this podcast was correct at the time of recording. The podcast and its content is for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. This episode was recorded on 23/11/23.

    • 28 min
    Short term lets in Scotland: what property owners need to know

    Short term lets in Scotland: what property owners need to know

    Almost everyone has heard of the likes of AirBnB, which offers home owners the chance to lease rooms or entire properties to travellers, without the need for traditional intermediaries to facilitate the transaction.

    The short term let sector has, however, come under some scrutiny as it's grown due to a perceived lack of regulation or protection for consumers in some cases. In Scotland and the UK, this has been steadily addressed however many owners remain unsure or unaware of their obligations, in this episode of Podcasts by Brodies Kate Donachie and George Sismey-Durrant discuss the key points that property owners need to be aware of.

    • 28 min
    Fatal Accident Inquiries - what they are and how they work

    Fatal Accident Inquiries - what they are and how they work

    In the third and final episode of our health and safety series, we speak to two people who can help us understand what a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is and what it is like to be involved in one.

    Malcolm Gunnyeon, from Brodies specialises in health and safety, and Fiona Meek, Risk and Safety Manager at Village Hotels, who will discuss their different perspectives of being involved in an FAI, how lawyers and clients work together throughout the process and what it is like to give evidence at an FAI. 

    We discuss the potential impact on corporate and personal reputations,  when a FAI is  required, who decides that one will take place and what the purpose of an FAI is. We also hear about the experience of hearing the final determination.

    Episodes one and two of this health and safety series outline the considerations and actions an organisation needs to make following a workplace incident or accident, through to the experience of civil and criminal proceedings. You can listen to these episodes now.

    The information in this podcast was correct at the time of recording. The podcast and its content is for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. This episode was recorded on 03/10/23.

    • 27 min
    In conversation with Christine O'Neill KC

    In conversation with Christine O'Neill KC

    Described as one of the leading lawyers of her generation, Christine O' Neill KC is a recognised expert on public and constitutional law issues in Scotland. 

    Alongside her role as Brodies LLP Chair, she is an accredited mediator and solicitor advocate and her hallmark is developing strong client relationships and providing clear, practical advice. Christine was appointed as Queen's Counsel (now King's Counsel) in 2020. 

    With such an impressive CV, David Lee talks to Christine about how and why she embarked on her legal career, the lessons she has learned along the way, and her hopes for the future of the law and the profession. 

    • 30 min

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