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Paul Marshall

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Brodies LLP

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Litigation/business ethics.


Partner and co-head of Brodies’s business ethics team. Advises clients operating in highly regulated sectors including oil and gas, food and drink, life sciences and financial services. Specialises in supporting clients facing investigation for regulatory and compliance failures. An experienced court lawyer who has appeared in courts across Scotland representing organisations and individuals in regulatory prosecutions. Particular experience in advising international clients on how to comply with regulatory regimes in Scotland. Appointed a Law Society fiscal in 2011 with responsibilty for the investigation and prosecution of Scottish solicitors for professional misconduct.


Trainee Brodies 2001-03; qualified 2003; solicitor with McCourts 2003-04; senior solicitor Brodies 2005; associate Brodies 2008; senior associate CMS Cameron McKenna 2011; Partner Brodies 2014.


Law Society of Scotland; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Health and Safety Lawyers Association.


LLB (Hons); LP Dip.

Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Crime: fraud

The 'well informed and approachablePaul Marshall heads up Brodies LLP's 'highly experienced and efficient' corporate crime and investigations practice, which is particularly active in the oil and gas, banking and financial services, food and drink, life sciences, construction and public sectors and assists clients with investigations into fraud, bribery and corruption. Competition and trade law expert Rod Lambert moved to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in April 2018.

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Self-reporting of corporate bribery: know your prosecutor, be proactive and have a story to tell

September 2016. By Paul Marshall

In this article we examine the key differences between the self-reporting initiative operated by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services (COPFS) in Scotland and the deferred prosecution regime now operating in the rest of the UK. Any business that uncovers corruption within the organisation should make sure it understands the differences between the two regimes before deciding which authority to approach. [Continue Reading]

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