Stephen Goldie > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Capital Square
58 Morrison Street
United Kingdom

Work Department

Property litigation.


Stephen is Head of Litigation and a recognised expert in dispute resolution. With a reputation gained from over 20 years’ experience of dealing with highly contentious and business critical matters for clients across the UK and internationally, he specialises in solving contractual and asset-related disputes involving energy (in particular oil and gas), real estate, infrastructure and finance issues.

Stephen advises clients (both domestic and international) in a broad range of dispute arenas including arbitration, mediation and court. Commercial litigation, lease enforcement (including complex dilapidations and repairing issues) together with portfolio debt recovery are also part of his repertoire. He has led and advised on high value cases involving contractual interpretation and misrepresentation claims which have been determined by the Supreme Court in London. International arbitration (through LCIA and ICC) is an active area of his practice.


Trained Bird Semple; qualified 1999; Brodies LLP 2002; associate 2004; partner Brodies 2007.


PLA; committee member, Property Litigation Association, Scottish branch.


Douglas Academy; Strathclyde University (1996 Hons), (1997 Dip LP).


Rugby, skiing, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Fielding a sizeable debt and asset recovery team, which is ‘always highly dependable and easy to deal with‘, Brodies LLP handles the full spectrum of debt recovery work for a client base of banks, debt purchasers, utility providers, lawyers and other debt collection agencies. The group is particularly well regarded for its work in the vehicle finance recovery space, where is advises motor retailers and motor finance companies. Iain Rutherford, Stephen Goldie and Marianne Griffin jointly lead the practice, which also includes highly experienced consultant Frank Johnstone.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen GoldieBrodies LLP

With the experienced litigation expert Stephen Goldie at the helm, Brodies LLP has a strong profile among a broad range of clients, including landlords, housebuilders, public sector bodies and commercial tenants. Landlord and tenant issues, such as dilapidations, where Matthew Farrell is an essential contact, and lease terminations, remain a core strength for the team alongside retail, office, industrial and development disputes. Other recommended individuals include Gareth Hale, an accredited mediator with extensive experience in both local and international arbitrations, and associate David Ford, whose support spans the full remit of property litigation.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Housing a sizeable commercial litigation practice, Brodies LLP ‘delivers sound, balanced and thoughtful advice’ across a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes in the financial services, energy, food and beverages, construction, IT and automotive sectors. Praised for his ‘strong leadership and strategic nous’, Iain Rutherford focuses on intellectual property, IT and energy litigation, and jointly leads the team with Stephen Goldie, who handles high-value contractual disputes. The ‘outstandingJoyce Cullen has experience in financial services litigation, contractual claims, professional negligence proceedings and employment-related disputes, while Antony Jones KC handles construction cases, and Aberdeen-based Kenneth MacDonald heads the firm’s international arbitration practice. Other key contacts include Craig Watt, Jared Oyston and senior associate Monica Connolly, along with Malcolm Gunnyeon and Clare Bone, who joined in October 2022 from Dentons and BTO Solicitors LLP respectively.