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Brodies LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Brenda is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. Her practice focuses on corporate governance, education and charities. She is a great lateral thinker and gives assured incisive advice.

Brenda leads Brodies’ education team acting for many clients across the education sector which is described in Legal 500 as a ‘responsive‘ team regularly advises higher and further education sector clients as well as local authorities and government agencies on various governance structures, including new governance arrangements and sensitive reputational matters, sector-specific employment, immigration and corporate issues.


Trained Brodies LLP; qualified 1993; partner 1999.


University of Edinburgh (1990 LLB Hons; 1991 Dip LP).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Public sector > Education

(Leading Individuals)

Brenda Scott  – Brodies LLP

At Brodies LLP, the market leading education practice is frequently instructed by leading universities in Scotland on several employment, governance and regulatory issues, including serious misconduct and sensitive student matters. Jointly managed by Brenda Scott and Niall McLean who is active in contentious work, the team is also well placed to handle immigration related education mandates and construction related disputes, underpinned by its strong dispute resolution group. Lynne Marr is the key contact for employment law for higher education and independent schools. The team regularly works with its government and regulation practice groups.

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

Brodies LLP maintains a stellar track record in the not-for-profit space acting for an impressive roster of Scottish and UK charities, including Turning Point Scotland, and the Scottish Charity Regulator. The full-service group which has an extensive geographical reach across key cities in Scotland, is jointly managed by experienced charities law practitioner Kenneth Pinkerton, who was elevated to the partnership this year, Brenda Scott and Eric Galbraith in Glasgow. Contentious issues are dealt with by litigator Christine O’Neill. Also in the core team is Martin Sloan who advises on data protection matters, and employment lawyer Lynne Marr. The group holds various higher education institutions and local governments as key clients.