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Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Partner in the corporate department; an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. Practice areas include company and business acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, corporate governance, incorporations, shareholders’ agreements and partnerships, with particular experience of the fishing industry licence and quota transactions. Notary Public.


Trained Peterkins, Aberdeen; qualified 1990; solicitor Peterkins 1990-92, associate 1992-94; founding partner Davies Wood Summers LLP 1994-2011; partner Brodies LLP 2011.


St Margaret’s School, Aberdeen; Edinburgh University (LLB Hons; DipLP).


Golf, skiing, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Brodies LLP represents a number of the largest charities and non-profit groups operating in Scotland, and has an established relationship as adviser to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The firm advise charities on the full range of potential issues, including employment, corporate structures and commercial matters succession issues, tax planning, disputes, investigations, governance, and property disposals and acquisitions. The firm also has a track record of work advising high-net-worth individuals on the formation of charitable trusts. Brenda Scott, the head of the practice, principally advises on matters related to governance, while Charles Livingstone, a partner in the firm’s government, regulatory and competition practice, acts on contentious matters and advises the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Eric Galbraith has advised a range of charities, trusts and non-profits on their corporate structures, while Martin Sloan provides data protection advice. Lynne Marr chiefly acts for clients in the education sector, while Gill Summers, based in Abderdeen, advises clients in the north of Scotland.