David Gallagher > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX

Work Department

Commercial Services Division


Partner Elect – High Growth Companies, Intellectual Property Commercialisation, Investment, R&D Partnering


Trained: Maclay Murray & Spens, Qualified 2010.

Solicitor: Pinsent Masons, 2010-2011

Associate: McClure Naismith, 2011-2013

General Counsel, Commercial Director & Company Secretary: TC BioPharm Ltd 2013-2019

Partner Brodies LLP, 2019.


Committee Appointments:

Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, European Committee for Reimbursement of Advanced Therapies, Co-Chair 2015-2016




Law Society of Scotland

Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate)


University of Strathclyde, LL.B(Hons) (2007)

Glasgow Graduate School of Law, DipLP (2008)

Babson College (Wellesley, MA), Saltire Global Entrepreneurship Fellowship (2013)


Golf, Football, Snowboarding

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Brodies LLP handles an impressive range of national and international deals from its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Acting for private and public companies, institutions, high-net-worth individuals and third sector clients, the firm advises on M&A, equity investments, joint ventures, corporate governance and business-critical commercial matters. Shuna Stirling heads the team with experience in a wide variety of sectors including food and drink, manufacturing, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, and real estate. William Mcintosh is recommended for private equity and venture capital matters; Julian Voge has over 30 years’ experience in corporate matters; David Lightbody is also recommended. David Gallagher joined in Glasgow from an in-house role at TC BioPharm.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

The dedicated IP, technology and outsourcing team at Brodies LLP provides advice on contentious and non-contentious IP issues, including regulatory issues, protection work, commercialisation mandates and enforcement matters. It acts for domestic and international companies in the oil and gas, renewables, IT, food and drink, engineering, aviation and pharmaceuticals sectors. Grant Campbell heads up the non-contentious side, whilst the contentious practice is led by Iain Rutherford. David Gallagher joined from an in-house role at TC BioPharm Limited. Robert Buchan retired and senior associate Shona Tennant left for an in-house role at William Grant & Sons Company.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Brodies LLP is regularly instructed by magic circle and leading US firms to advise on the Scottish law elements of global projects and to advise multi-national companies on Scottish projects. Areas of focus include data protection projects, outsourcings, telecoms issues and new technology mandates. The team is also active in contentious IT matters, and has a strong focus on the financial services sector; it also has expertise in the public, energy, aviation and defence sectors. Martin Sloan co-heads the team and is recommended for financial services technology procurement mandates. Grant Campbell also heads up the team, and David Gallagher joined from an in-house role at TC BioPharm.