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Tony is one of only five civil solicitor advocates in Scotland to be afforded the rank of senior counsel; this is testament to the fact that the majority of his career has been devoted to conducting advocacy in Scotland at the highest level. Tony is the only QC in Scotland to be accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an expert in professional negligence law.

Tony has conducted litigations, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations relating to a wide spectrum of commercial disputes

Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Tony Jones QC - Brodies LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

Brodies LLP's team has vast experience in high-profile and business-critical litigation, with its workload spanning areas such as insurance, competition, IP/IT, shipping and pensions, among many other areas. Manus Quigg and Louise Shiels together have nearly 30 years of experience of construction disputes. Practice head Joyce Cullen has a 35-year track record in the commercial disputes arena, with a particular strength in banking and financial services litigation. Reflective of the high quality of the team, it includes a team of solicitor advocates across the offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen (two of whom are standing junior counsel to the Scottish government).  Corporate restructuring and insolvency experts Rachel Grant and consultant Colin McIntosh are acting for the liquidators of RFC 2012 Plc (in liquidation); the matter recently involved a UK Supreme Court appeal on employee benefit trusts used for the benefit of football players and executives. In 2017, Alan Calvert, Odell Milne and associate Adam McKinlay successfully represented a firm of solicitors and its indemnity insurers at the UK Supreme Court in a case arising from the drafting of notices to quit in  agricultural tenancies. Laura McMillan made partner in November 2017. Kenneth MacDonald is a name to note in Aberdeen. Iain Rutherford, Stephen Goldie and Robert Buchan are also recommended. Tony Jones QC joined from BTO Solicitors LLP.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Brodies LLP delivers 'a very high level of service' on both volume and bespoke debt and asset recovery mandates. The team acts for a broad cross-section of clients, including banks, utility companies, debt purchasers and insolvency practitioners. It also assists English law firms requiring Scottish debt litigation support. Practice head Stephen Goldie, who has circa 20 years of experience, has a particular specialism in property-related debts, such as arrears of rent, service and common charges. Goldie and others are particularly active in handling high-value property repossession work for private investment firms that purchased distressed secured property portfolios from banks. Solicitor advocate Iain Rutherford  works with Goldie to manage the volume debt recovery offering, and also handles his own caseload of high-value and high-profile matters. Also active in complex, large-value cases is solicitor advocate Laura McMillan. Philip Hall (who focuses on corporate and plant hire debt recovery) and associate Monica Connolly are other notable figures. The practice was strengthened by the arrival in April 2018 of managing associate Marianne Griffin from Dentons . Santander Consumer Finance, Fleximize Limited and Moneybarn are among the firm's clients. Ricky Cannon departed for DWF, while Tony Jones QC joined from BTO Solicitors LLP.

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Scotland: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

With a ‚Äėknowledgeable, pragmatic and responsive team‚Äô, Brodies LLP is the ‚Äėleading firm in the professional indemnity arena in Scotland‚Äô. It represents both pursuers and defenders in claims involving the range of professional disciplines, including major professional services companies in the real estate, construction, financial, employment and cyber-risk sectors, in addition to major insurer panel appointments. The team is jointly led by Alisdair Matheson¬†and the ‚Äėleading‚Äô Alan Calvert, who is particularly noted for his experience in representing solicitors and accountants. Calvert represented a law firm, and its professional indemnity insurance in an ¬£8m claim arising from the drafting of notices to quit agricultural tenancies, which were held to be invalid by the Land Court; a case that was dismissed based on a time bar following a preliminary proof.¬†Tony Jones¬†QC joined from¬†BTO Solicitors LLP¬†in June 2018.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Brodies LLP¬†acts for¬†clients across the media and entertainment sphere on the full spectrum of legal services, including defamation, pre-publication and ‚Äďbroadcast advice, reputation management, privacy issues, FOI requests, and data protection. Practice head and regulatory expert, Christine O‚ÄôNeill¬†provides holiday and out-of-hours advice to BBC Scotland journalists and current affairs staff.¬†Martin Sloan¬†assisted the Chinese mobile gaming company, Skymoons Interactive, in establishing a UK subsidiary in Edinburgh and continues to advise the client on IP issues, contractual matters, employment and immigration law. Sports expert and managing associate Andy Nolan¬†assisted 77 Management with legal aspects of the Andy Murray Live tennis event, including sponsorship agreements, a venue agreement with SSE Hydro, a broadcasting agreement with Eurosport, a player agreement with Mansour Bahrami and various service agreements. Alan Eccles¬†is noted for his ‚Äėexcellent knowledge‚Äô of charity and media law.¬†Tony Jones¬†QC joined the team from¬†BTO Solicitors LLP¬†in June 2018.

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