Monica Connolly > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
Capital Square
58 Morrison Street
United Kingdom


Monica specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on intellectual property and technology disputes. She has extensive experience of effectively resolving complex and high value disputes for a number of international technology organisations. She also advises individuals and businesses in relation to a wide range of commercial issues.

While Monica is experienced in successfully resolving disputes through litigation (primarily in the commercial court in the Court of Session), she is also an advocate of utilising alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, expert determination and mediation.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Rising stars)

Monica ConnollyBrodies LLP

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.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

Having established an ‘enviable reputation in Scotland’ for its intellectual property expertise, Brodies LLP continues to handle a broad range of transactional and dispute resolution work, covering all aspects of IP protection, commercialisation and enforcement. The team is also noted for its regulatory capabilities, advising major clients in heavily regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, biotech, food and consumer products. Leading on the non-contentious side is Grant Campbell, who regularly handles transactions for major clients in the finance, technology, aviation and utilities sectors. Iain Rutherford heads the contentious offering and is highly adept when advising on IP-related disputes including outsourcing, domain name matters, online defamation and IT supplier issues. David Gallagher brings extensive knowledge of the life sciences and biotechnology sectors, while transactional specialist Martin Sloan is particularly strong in the PE, media and food and drink sectors. Senior associate Monica Connolly is well versed in representing global IT companies in IP disputes, while associate Jennifer Murphy is highly regarded for her trade mark expertise. Alison Bryce joined from Dentons in August 2023,