Jackie McGuire > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Public Law and Regulatory


Partner and Head of Brodies’ Public Law and Regulatory Division and its Public Sector Services Group.


Qualified 1983. Senior local government officer with over 15 years’ experience. Head of administration and legal services Clackmannanshire Council 1996. Joined Brodies LLP 2007. Key clients: City of Edinburgh Council, Aberdeen City Council, Perth and Kinross Council, Stirling Council, Falkirk Council Argyll and Bute Council, Scottish Social Services Council, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


The Law Society of Scotland, 1981.


Strathclyde University (1980 LLB; 1981 DipLP).


Travel, reading, watching football and rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Public sector > Local government

(Leading individuals)

Jackie McGuireBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP‘s multidisciplinary team led by public law specialist Jackie McGuire acts for an extensive roster of city councils, who regularly receive assistance with major infrastructure projects and construction developments, including various planning, procurement, real estate, commercial and environmental matters. Providing day-to-day employment law advice and assistance with contentious matters constitutes another key element of the practice. Senior associate Niall McLean has particular strength in the latter.

Scotland > Public sector > Health

Brodies LLP‘s multidisciplinary team has been particularly active providing public bodies and private nursing care home operators with investment, funding, corporate and transactional advice. It also has a notable regulatory practice, handling judicial reviews, investigation by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and claims against healthcare bodies, among other contentious matters. Team head Jackie McGuire has extensive experience of social care regulations.

Scotland > Transport

Brodies LLP covers the gamut of transport sector work with specialist expertise across the segments shipping, road, rail, aviation and logistics, but the team has been particularly active handling contentious and non-contentious instructions pertaining to rail and road projects. In the rail sector, Roger Cotton is noted for his expertise in rail franchising, while Jackie McGuire is well equipped to clients, including developers, contractors and local authorities, through road and rail regulations; together with Odell Milne, she is also a key contact for compulsory purchase orders. Karen Hamilton handles road and rail infrastructure project-related planning law, while Duncan MacLean is the main contact for shipping and marine sector work.