Chairman: Christine O’Neill
Managing Partner: Nick Scott
Number of partners: 93
Other UK fee-earners: 218
Banking & Financial Services: Bruce Stephen Peter Kelly
Casualty: Elena Fry
Clinical Negligence: Duncan Mawby
Commercial Litigation: Joyce Cullen Stephen Goldie
Competition & EU Law: Charles Livingstone
Construction & Engineering: Alistair McLean Manus Quigg Louise Shiels
Corporate: Shuna Stirling Julian Voge
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency: Rachel Grant
Debt & Asset Recovery: Iain Rutherford
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Stephen Goldie Joyce Cullen
Education: Brenda Scott
Employment: Tony Hadden Joan Cradden
Energy: Clare Munro Keith Patterson Kirsty Macpherson
Family Law: Shaun George
Health: Gill Grassie Paul Marshall
Insurance: Elena Fry
IP, Technology & Outsourcing: Grant Campbell Robert Buchan Gill Grassie Martin Sloan
Land & Rural Business: Clive Phillips
Oil & Gas: Clare Munro Greg May
Pensions: Juliet Bayne
Planning & Environment: Neil Collar Phil Hunter
Private Client: Mark Stewart Alan Barr Susanne Beveridge
Professional Discipline & Regulation: Duncan Mawby
Professional Negligence: Alan Calvert Alisdair Matheson
Projects: Keith Patterson Roger Cotton
Property: Johane Murray James Roscoe
Property Litigation: Stephen Goldie Matthew Farrell
Public Law & Regulation: Jackie McGuire Christine O’Neill
Public Sector Services Group: Charles Livingstone Jackie McGuire
Shipping: Duncan MacLean Malcolm Mackay
Tax & Incentives: Alan Barr Isobel d’Inverno Nigel Watson
Transport: Karen Hamilton Roger Cotton
Sport: Andy Nolan
THE FIRM Brodies LLP is a Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland. It has won many industry awards and plaudits for its client services, innovation, use of technology, commercial awareness and business acumen. Brodies provides business-focused advice to virtually every sector of the Scottish economy, and its client base includes companies and individuals from Scotland, the UK and across the globe, as well as the Scottish Government and a broad range of public sector organisations. With a talent bank of lawyers that includes some of the UK’s foremost legal experts, Brodies can provide specialist expertise, whatever the legal requirement – from commercial contracts to government regulation. The firm’s capability to undertake complex cross-border transactions is strengthened by Brodies’ active membership of European and global legal networks and its international strategic legal partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). In addition, Brodies has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dingwall and remains the only Scottish law firm with an office in Brussels. The firm has continued to expand over the past year and its teams have been strengthened in corporate and commercial, real estate, energy and infrastructure, banking, business dispute & asset recovery and insurance & risk with the recruitment of three new partners and two managing associates, one partner promotion and eight managing associate promotions. In the past year Brodies has been named Legal 500 Scotland Regional Firm of the Year 2018 and Scotland Law Firm of the Year for the seventh consecutive year at the 2018 Who’s Who Legal Awards.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate & Commercial:
The team advises corporates, public bodies and business owners and has exceptional credentials across a broad range of specialisms – private equity; general M&A; cross-border transactions; regulation and government work; public/private partnerships and projects; funds; and IP, IT and outsourcing. There is also a strong corporate tax offering, with particular expertise in VAT and land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT).
In 2018 Brodies received its fifth consecutive award from Managing IP and was named ‘Scotland IP Firm of the Year’ at the Managing Intellectual Property European, Middle Eastern and Africa Awards. The firm was also named Legal Advisor of the Year at Business Insider’s Deals and Dealmakers Awards 2017.
Banking & Finance:
The team can be distinguished by its strong coverage across Scotland, with full capability in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It has significant in-house experience with large financial institutions, and deals with complex transactions, new product development, legal risk management and regulatory compliance. It is very active in renewables and other energy financing; funds financing; re-banking; restructuring; asset finance; portfolio sales and purchases; and social housing and care home transactions.
Brodies has the largest, most diversely skilled, and highest-rated department in Scotland, with specialists who operate in every sector of the property market. Expertise includes investment and finance; commercial; residential and mixed-use development; out-of-town and high-street retail; leisure; hotels; licensing; land and rural business; land diversification; urban regeneration and construction; outsourcing projects; and property litigation.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm has one of the largest teams and strongest capabilities in Scotland. Brodies has eight solicitor advocates, who appear regularly in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. Specialisms include commercial and contractual disputes; health and safety; compliance; insurance; professional negligence; clinical negligence; professional discipline & regulation; risk management; intellectual property and IT disputes; and property litigation. In addition, Brodies has an outstanding government, regulatory & competition team (with wide experience of parliamentary, local authority, freedom of information and human rights issues), enhanced by expertise in competition law. The public law team leads a Brexit advisory group, which is advising clients on the potential consequences of the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
As one of the largest teams in Scotland, Brodies’ employment department is widely regarded as market-leading, with a reputation for responsive, targeted advice, delivered with superb client focus. With an integrated, specialist employee benefits and pensions function, the department assists HR and in-house legal teams across the UK, offering specialist advice in employment tribunal litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, contract and policy development, guidance on pension issues and employee rewards.
Private Client/Personal & Family:
The firm’s private client and family department is highly respected, not only for its core work in estate planning; wills; trusts; tax; divorce; custody; asset protection; charities and executries,in multi-jurisdictional areas, but also for developing a variety of trust solutions.