The Scottish Law Commission and the Law Commission of England & Wales have published their joint report, Building families through surrogacy: a new law, together with a draft bill for the reform of the law on surrogacy. This followed a consultation process which ran from 6 June to 11 October 201
The Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Act 2023 received Royal Assent on 7 March 2023. Niall McLean and Tony Convery detail the changes it makes. Once the relevant sections of the Act are commenced, they will make substantial amendments to the circumstances in which dogs can be used to hunt, search f
Brodies LLP has been recognised for its commitment to inclusion and diversity at the enei Inclusivity Excellence Awards. The annual awards invite entries from employers worldwide and provide a platform for organisations to showcase their achievements in promoting and progressing workplace diversity,
Brodies LLP has appointed leading litigators Clare Bone and Malcolm Gunnyeon. Based in Glasgow, Ms Bone is a top-ranked health and safety and corporate crime lawyer with more than 20 years' specialist experience. Awarded Hall of Fame status by Legal 500 for continued excellence in the field of healt
Brodies LLP has opened its new Highlands and Islands office in Inverness, following a busy year for its clients in the region. In the past 12 months, Brodies has worked with businesses, organisations and individuals, including Inverness College, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Lerwick Port Authori
Brodies' solicitor advocate Tony Jones QC was called to the English bar in a ceremony conducted at Middle Temple last week. Mr Jones is the only QC in Scotland to be accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an expert in both professional negligence law and construction law. He frequently represe
Brodies LLP has been recognised for its expertise in advising clients on high value personal and family matters in the annual Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide. The firm has maintained its band 1 rankings for private wealth law services in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and has again held its band
Brodies LLP has reported a twelfth consecutive year of growth for the 12 months to 30 April 2022. The firm reported revenue of £98.5 million, up 19.5 per cent from £82.5m the previous year. Operating profit increased from £39m to £46.1m.
Brodies LLP has added to its family practice with the appointment of Jacqueline Stroud, who joins the firm as a partner. Ms Stroud, who has more than 30 years' experience in family law, will be based in Brodies' Edinburgh office. Whilst specialising in financial provision work, and in mediation &nda
Brodies LLP has announced the appointment of seven new partners and the relocation of its Highlands office to Inverness. Aberdeen and Highlands-based family lawyers Susie Mountain and Sarah Lilley step up to partner level, while Ryan Bowie and Stuart Murray become the firm's newest Glasgow-based par
Lawyers in the family law practice at Brodies LLP have received five new accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland. Sarah Lilley and Rachael Noble have become accredited specialists in family law mediation while Donna McKay has become an accredited specialist in child law. Ms Noble and Ga
Amy Pairman discusses restrictions on rebated fuels and construction contracts. Despite the concerns raised by many trade bodies, from 1 April 2022 the government has restricted which sectors can use rebated diesel (known as red diesel) and some rebated biofuels. The result being that it is now ille
Brodies LLP partners Lucy McCann and Elaine Petterson have launched a Scottish network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). The IWIRC Scotland Network, which became IWIRC's 51st network last month, will hold in-person events in Edinburgh and Glasgow to con
Christine O’Neill QC, chairman of Brodies LLP, has been re-elected to serve a fourth consecutive term in the role. First elected to the position of chairman in 2013, she plays an integral role in the firm’s business planning and governance and will continue to represent the partnership i
Brodies LLP has been appointed to the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) framework agreement for legal services, to provide legal support to Scotland’s universities and colleges and associated members in Scotland.