Naomi Pryde > DWF > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Naomi heads up DWF’s Scottish commercial litigation team. She splits her time between our Scottish and London offices.




Naomi is qualified in three jurisdictions: Scotland; England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.  She is a Solicitor Advocate with higher rights of audience in the higher courts of England and Wales.  She is also a Notary public and a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet in Scotland. She has considerable cross border experience and many of her cases have an international element.

Naomi acts in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, acting for both claimants / pursuers and defendants / defenders. She represents clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration.  She has particular experience in complex contractual disputes, property litigations, commercial fraud, corporate divorce, and recovering assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Naomi is a keen proponent of “dispute avoidance” and works with clients to develop risk management strategies in order to identify, mitigate or even avoid disputes.  She regularly advises clients regarding reputation management and is currently instructed on matters relating to privacy, defamation and breach of confidence.

Her clients range from high net worth individuals to large multi-national corporations. Many of Naomi’s cases involve an international element.  She is often instructed to obtain urgent remedies, including interdicts and injunctions and orders for freezing and seizing assets (domestic and worldwide).

Naomi is an elected council member for the Law Society of Scotland representing the constituency of England and Wales. In 2017 she won a prestigious WeAreTheCity “Rising Star” Award in Law, which recognised her talent in, and contribution to, the legal industry. Naomi was featured in Management Today’s “35 Women Under 35” which is the UK’s  is the longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent.


  • London Solicitor Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Scottish Lawyers in London Association (SSLA)
  • Property Litigation Association (PLA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Naomi PrydeDWF

At DWF, the litigation group receives a steady stream of high-value mandates across the real estate, commercial property and construction industries, acting for an array of clients from its base in Edinburgh. Led by highly rated Naomi Pryde who is singled out for her ‘strong leadership’, the team handles a range of commercial disputes and cross-border work via its global offices. Contentious planning matters are dealt with by senior associate Ursula Carrie, who joined from Morton Fraser, while Alison Grant is the key contact for insured litigation and professional negligence matters.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Noted for being ‘dynamic, agile, and knowledgeable’, DWF’s debt recovery practice has a proven track record in acting for reputable financial sector players and is active across the real estate and utility sectors. Overseen by Ricky Cannon, the team has demonstrable strength advising on commercial, consumer, and statutory debt as well as exhibiting expertise in finance litigation. Naomi Pryde, who splits her time between Edinburgh and London, holds multinational corporates and private sector companies as key clients.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Naomi PrydeDWF

DWF assists a significant number of retail occupiers with landlord and tenant issues, such as lease terminations, dilapidation claims and those pertaining to CVAs, and demonstrates additional expertise in telecoms sector and construction-related work. While most instructions stem from private sector clients, the team also acts for public authorities. Solicitor advocate Naomi Pryde heads the Scottish litigation team and is supported by senior associate Ursula Currie, whose expertise spans landlord and tenant as well as planning-related matters; she joined from Morton Fraser in November 2021.