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Brodies LLP

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Chairman: Christine O’Neill
Managing Partner: Nick Scott
Number of partners: 103
Associates: 134
Other UK fee-earners: 212

Contacts:
Banking & Financial Services:
Bruce Stephen, Peter Kelly
Casualty: Elena Fry, Laura McMillan
Clinical Negligence: Duncan Mawby
Commercial Litigation: Joyce Cullen, Iain Rutherford, Stephen Goldie
Competition & EU Law: Charles Livingstone
Construction & Engineering: Alistair McLean, Louise Shiels
Corporate: Shuna Stirling, Neil Burgess
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency: Peter Kelly, Lucy McCann
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: Jackie McGuire
Insurance: Elena Fry
International Arbitration: Ken MacDonald, Iain Rutherford
IP, Technology & Outsourcing: Grant Campbell, Robert Buchan, 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, Louise Kelso
Projects: Drysdale Graham, 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: Jackie McGuire
Renewables: Keith Patterson, Kirsty Macpherson
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 the largest law firm headquartered in Scotland measured by income, directory rankings, and lawyer numbers.

Its approach to business today is influenced by the firm’s history, which dates back nearly 300 years to the time of the Scottish Enlightenment. That approach recognises the individual knowledge and expertise of the firm’s colleagues and the Enlightened Thinking that they deliver. That thought has a reach extending to all corners of the Scottish economy, and globally.

With more than 700 people working across, Aberdeen, Brussels, Dingwall, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we work with our clients in the following core business areas: arbitration; banking and financial services; employment; energy (renewables and oil and gas); litigation; M&A, private equity and IP; real estate; pensions and benefits; personal and family and tax.

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; investment funds; IP, IT and outsourcing; and corporate tax, with particular expertise in VAT and land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT).

Banking & Finance:
The team can be distinguished by its strong coverage across Scotland and significant in-house experience with large financial institutions, and deals with complex transactions, new product development, legal risk management and regulatory compliance. IThe team is also 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.

Real Estate:
Brodies has the largest, team 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 in Scotland. This includes ten 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; property litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation, international arbitration and expert witness. In addition, Brodies has an outstanding government, regulation & 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 advises clients on the issues raised by the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

Employment:
Brodies’ employment team delivers responsive, targeted advice to clients,. With an integrated, specialist employee benefits and pensions function, the team assist HR professionals and in-house legal counsel across the UK, offering advice in employment tribunal litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, contract and policy development, guidance on pension issues and employee rewards. The team also delivers added value to its clients through its award-winning online HR and employment law platform, Brodies Workbox, which provides up to date, practical HR advice, templates and tools.

Private Client/Personal & Family:
The firm’s private client and family team 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.

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