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Brodies LLP

Christine O'Neill

Edinburgh, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 7 departments
Ranked in : Public ProcurementAdministrative & Public LawCivil Liberties & Human RightsParliamentary & Public AffairsEducation: InstitutionsProfessional DisciplineData Protection & Information Law
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Public Procurement - UK-wide

Eminent Practitioners

Christine O'Neill chairs the firm and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2020. She is one of the most admired public law experts in the UK and is experienced in the defending and challenging of procurement decisions.
"An absolute leader in the field and fantastic to work with."
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Administrative & Public Law - Scotland

Star Individuals

Christine O'Neill is a prominent administrative and public law practitioner with first-class expertise in high-profile public inquiries and judicial reviews.
"She provides extremely sage advice on the law and wider practical issues. Second to none in legal advice." "Her expertise in public law and European law matters is considerable."
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Scotland

Band 1

Christine O'Neill practises across a wide range of civil liberties and public law matters. She is a frequent choice for public bodies seeking defence, and is experienced in handling some of the most sophisticated and significant cases in Scotland.
"I rate her extremely highly both in terms of responsiveness and quality of advice, but also her broader awareness of the environment that we operate in."
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Parliamentary & Public Affairs - Scotland

Band 1

Christine O'Neill is lauded for acting on government litigation as well as advising on bill drafting. She is also noted for her expertise on constitutional matters arising from the UK's exit from the EU.
“Christine makes you feel like you are her only client and she is second to none in terms of legal advice.” “Christine is an outstanding advocate. She is helpful at explaining and bridging the knowledge gap between English and Scottish law.”
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Education: Institutions - Scotland

Band 2

Christine O'Neill has a broad practice in the sector, advising clients on a range of governance and regulatory issues, including malpractice investigations and judicial reviews. She frequently represents leading universities and public bodies, among others.
"I rate her extremely highly both in terms of responsiveness and quality of advice, but also her broader awareness of the environment that we operate in."
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Professional Discipline - Scotland

Band 2

Christine O'Neill is chair of Brodies and acts for an array of regulatory bodies in disciplinary matters across the medical, financial and legal sectors. She is a qualified barrister and regularly handles the advocacy for PSA appeals.
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Data Protection & Information Law - Scotland

Band 2

Chair of Brodies Christine O'Neill is a well-regarded freedom of information lawyer. She is especially adept at supporting clients with highly sensitive contentious cases.
"She is a very well-respected lawyer in Scotland." "She is impressive from a public sector point of view."
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Career

Christine is Chairman of Brodies LLP and a recognised expert on public and constitutional law issues in Scotland. She is an accredited mediator and a solicitor advocate. Her hallmark is developing strong client relationships in the public and private sectors and providing clear, practical advice. Christine was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2020.

Christine advises clients on legislation and statutory interpretation, the powers and duties of public bodies including the Scottish Parliament, and freedom of information laws and data protection. She acts for a range of Scottish and UK clients including the Scottish Government, BBC Scotland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Gambling Commission and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. She is a member of Brodies' Charities & Third Sector Team, advising the Scottish Charity Regulator and a number of charities.

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Christine O'Neill

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