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Brodies LLP
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Work Department

Litigation and employment.


Partner; solicitor-advocate specialising in commercial litigation and employment law; accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an employment specialist and has a reputation as one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded litigators. Trained as a mediator.


Qualified 1981; assistant solicitor Brodies LLP 1981-86; partner since 1986; chairman from 2005-13; accredited as a specialist in employment law 1995; solicitor-advocate 1995; contributor to the chapter on ‘Directors’ Contracts’ in Tolley’s ‘Employment and Personnel Procedures Manual’. Member, General Teaching Council, Scotland 1998-2006.


Employment Law Group; Employment Lawyers Association; Institute of Directors; Chamber of Commerce; convenor Law Society Employment Law Committee; Scottish chair Two Percent Club Standing Group; governor The New School Butterstone.


Leith Academy, Edinburgh; Dundee University (LLB).


Family, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Joyce CullenBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP is a respected player in the commercial litigation market with a broad public and private sector client base, which also benefits from the team’s capabilities in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Its workload spans all sectors but recently the team has been particularly active in the construction, manufacturing, IT, energy and oil and gas industries. Tony Jones QC is the key contact for the first mentioned segment. Alongside construction law, he is also known for his expertise in professional negligence, while Iain Rutherford focuses on IT and outsourcing, corporate and energy disputes. He receives regular support from associate and IT dispute specialist Monica Connolly. The practice is jointly led by Stephen Goldie, who is well versed in handling high-value contractual interpretation disputes, and head of the banking and financial services litigation team Joyce Cullen.