Stephen Goldie > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Property litigation.


Stephen is head of Brodies’ litigation department and has 17 years’ experience of dealing with a broad spectrum of contentious and business critical matters involving real estate, finance and energy (in particular oil & gas) clients. He specializes in solving contractual and asset-related disputes including real estate, infrastructure and finance issues. Stephen heads up the Business Disputes & Asset Recovery team which includes 8 partners and 50 people delivering solutions in IP, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Insolvency, Energy, Commercial Litigation and debt recovery matters. Stephen and the team utilize the full range of dispute forum to achieve the clients’ objectives including driving cases through the Sheriff Court, Court of Session, Lands Tribunal and Land Court. He has conducted arbitrations and mediations throughout Scotland. Commercial debt recovery, Lease enforcement (including complex dilapidations and repairing issues) together with property 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.

He acts for oil & gas companies, private equity funds, commercial lenders‚ institutional investors, estate owners, retailers and corporate occupiers throughout the country.


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 > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Stephen GoldieBrodies LLP

Instilling a sense of confidence when resolving legal matters‘, Brodies LLP has impressive strength in the property litigation space. The ‘professional, concise and commercial‘ practice represents real estate funds and property companies alongside local authorities, house builders, retailers and property developers in a wide range of commercial landlord and tenant disputes, high-value commercial development litigation and dilapidation claims. Stephen Goldie heads the practice, which also offers alternative dispute resolution strategies, and includes the ‘extremely good, professional and commercially minded‘ Matthew Farrell; he is particularly experienced in commercial lease disputes and dilapidation claims.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Brodies LLP routinely handles debt and asset recovery work for banks and other financial institutions, debt purchasers and debt collection agencies as well as utility providers. Stephen Goldie and Iain Rutherford jointly head the ‘very professional‘ team.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Brodies LLP fields an ‘excellent‘ team, which is frequently involved in many of Scotland’s most high-profile disputes, most notably those arising from food and drink sector contracts, oil and gas contracts, debt and asset recovery and the international supply of goods and services. The team led by Stephen Goldie is equally well versed in handling corporate disputes and has a strong alternative dispute resolution offering. ‘Litigation heavyweight‘ Joyce Cullen and Iain Rutherford, who also handles high-value arbitration claims, are recommended, as is ‘bright‘ professional negligence expert Tony Jones QC, who joined the firm in June 2018 from BTO Solicitors LLP, and associate Monica Connolly, who has particular expertise in high-value IT disputes.