Charles Livingstone > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
Brodies LLP Offices
110 QUEEN STREET
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Public law and regulatory.
Partner specialising in administrative & public law and competition law. Significant experience in public law issues including judicial review, human rights, information law, the powers and duties of public authorities and private legislation, including Harbour Revision Orders and Acts of the Scottish Parliament. Regularly advises clients on constitutional issues such as the limits on the Scottish Parliament’s powers. Also has substantial competition law expertise, advising clients on issues including antitrust compliance and investigations, merger control, State aid and public procurement. Handles advisory matters and litigation, including major cases in the Sheriff courts, Court of Session, UK Supreme Court and House of Lords, and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Trained Shepherd+ Wedderburn 2002-04; Brodies LLP: solicitor/senior solicitor 2004-09, associate 2009-15, partner 2015-present.
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Procurement Lawyers Association; Law Society of Scotland Constitutional Sub-Committee.
Trinity Academy, Edinburgh; University of Aberdeen (2001 LLB Hons); University of Edinburgh (2002 Dip LP).
Sport, cinema, theatre, history, politics.
Brodies LLP represents a number of the largest charities and non-profit groups operating in Scotland, and has an established relationship as adviser to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The firm advise charities on the full range of potential issues, including employment, corporate structures and commercial matters succession issues, tax planning, disputes, investigations, governance, and property disposals and acquisitions. The firm also has a track record of work advising high-net-worth individuals on the formation of charitable trusts. Brenda Scott, the head of the practice, principally advises on matters related to governance, while Charles Livingstone, a partner in the firm’s government, regulatory and competition practice, acts on contentious matters and advises the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Eric Galbraith has advised a range of charities, trusts and non-profits on their corporate structures, while Martin Sloan provides data protection advice. Lynne Marr chiefly acts for clients in the education sector, while Gill Summers, based in Abderdeen, advises clients in the north of Scotland.
Brodies LLP‘s team has expertise in a broad range of EU and national competition law matters, including merger control, antitrust compliance and investigations, competition litigation, state aid and public procurement. A distinguishing feature of the firm is that it has a Brussels office, which has made it well-placed to advise on Brexit-related issues. Glasgow-based Charles Livingstone, who heads up the practice, handles contentious and non-contentious competition matters. Christine O’Neill in Edinburgh is renowned for her expertise in procurement litigation; she counts the Scottish government as one of her key clients.
Known for its prowess on parliamentary and public affairs, Brodies LLP assists a wide range of public, private and third sector clients with legislative drafting, judicial reviews and public inquiries alongside local government and public procurement matters. Led by solicitor advocate Christine O’Neill, the practice is noted for its strong litigation capabilities and is a regular fixture on Brexit and Scottish independence debates. Charles Livingstone is another key member of the team and regularly handles legislative drafting and other parliamentary agent work.
- Charities and not-for-profit - Scotland > Private client
- EU and competition - Scotland > Corporate and commercial
- Leading individuals - Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Next Generation Partners - Scotland > Public sector > Parliamentary and public affairs
- Parliamentary and public affairs - Scotland > Public sector
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland
- Real estate > Construction
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Public sector > Education
- Employment > Employment
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Private client > Family
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Public sector > Local government
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- Insurance > Medical negligence: defender
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Public sector > Parliamentary and public affairs
- Insurance > Personal injury: defender
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- Real estate > Planning
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)
- Real estate > Environment
- Public sector > Health
- Employment > Health and safety
- Employment > Immigration
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Finance > Investment funds
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Employment > Pensions
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport