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The UK's EU Referendum: what will the impact be for lawyers and surveyors?
Wed 8 June 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 BST
On 8 June 2016, we are delighted to collaborate once again with RICS Matrics, the professional body for young surveyors. Our joint event, entitled The UK's EU Referendum: what will the impact be for lawyers and surveyors?, will feature Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies LLP and Douglas Smith, Chairman of CBRE and will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow.
Bill Drummond has been with Brodies since 1980 and Managing Partner since 1998. Bill was named UK Management Partner of the year in the 2013 Legal Business Awards, Managing Partner of the Year at the 2014 Scottish Legal Awards and a winner of the 2014 EY Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Under Bill’s leadership, Brodies has grown to become Scotland’s largest law firm with more than 600 partners and staff working from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels. In March 2015 Brodies was named UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards. Bill was a Board member of the leading Scottish economic development policy body, SCDI, for 10 years and between 2010 and 2015 was Deputy Chair then Chair, leading SCDI through the Scottish Independence Referendum debate. He was awarded a Fellowship medal for his services to SCDI last year.
Douglas Smith is an Executive Director of CB Richard Ellis and Chairman of the firm in Scotland. He is responsible also for UK Regional Real Estate Finance. He is closely involved with various aspects of Public Sector policy formation and is Chairman of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company and a Member of the Scottish Government Innovative Finance Advisory Board. He serves on the Policy Committee of Scottish Council for Development and Industry, was recently External Examiner for Heriot Watt University and sits on an Advisory Board for Glasgow University Urban Studies department recently joining its Estates Committee to assist in delivery of the £750m Campus re-development plan. In 2011 he was appointed an Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University. Recent projects include leading the team advising on the implementation of the £120m Scottish Power Glasgow Property Consolidation Project, including delivery of a 220,000 sq ft HQ at Charing Cross and disposal of three existing sites to maximise value.
The event will take place from 5.30pm for a 6pm start and will be followed by a drinks reception and finger buffet. This event is kindly sponsored by Brodies and Malcolm Hollis and will allow SYLA members the opportunity to meet young surveyors working across Scotland. Spaces are limited and so we would like to encourage you to reserve your place fast!
Please pass this invitation on and encourage both lawyer and surveyor friends to get involved!