Martin Sloan > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
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Commercial Services


Partner with more than 10 years’ experience specialising in technology, outsourcing, intellectual property and information law.


Martin advises on contracts for software and IT systems and services (including procurement, development, licensing and implementation) and IT and business process outsourcing.


Martin’s data protection and information law practice covers data protection compliance and advising on data transfers, data sharing and information security. Martin also advises a range of organisations on intellectual property and the exploitation of their intellectual assets.


Martin is particularly known in the market for his work in relation to financial services technology procurement and outsourcing, the use of cloud-based services, and for his work advising a variety of tech-focussed businesses and start-ups.


Joined Brodies LLP in 2002, qualified in 2004 and promoted to Partner in 2014.


Society for Computers and the Law (SCL). Martin is also a member of the SCL’s Editorial Advisory Board.


University of Glasgow – LLB (Hons); Dip.LP.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

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.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Martin SloanBrodies LLP

The ‘first class’ media and entertainment practice at Brodies LLP ‘delivers great advice and is proactive in identifying issues’. Acclaimed for its ‘breadth of expertise’, the practice is home to an array of industry expertise, covering arts and culture, sport, technology, social media, music, broadcasting, publishing and gaming. Christine O’Neill, an expert in defamation and reputation management, is praised as ‘the best public lawyer in Scotland’; she leads the department together with the ‘excellentMartin Sloan, whose strengths include commercial contracts, licensing, ePrivacy and adtech. The team also excels in respect of media-related M&A, sponsorship and events, pre-publication and broadcast advice and reputation management.

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

(Leading individuals)

Martin SloanBrodies LLP

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.