Chair of UK and leading Scottish law firm, Brodies LLP, Christine O'Neill, has been appointed as Queen's Counsel.

The rank of Queen’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts.

The award of silk recognises Christine's standing and expertise as a litigator, particularly in the fields of constitutional and administrative law and the range and complexity of cases in which clients instruct her. It also adds to the credentials of the firm's wider advocacy offering, Advocacy by Brodies, led by Tony Jones QC, who secured silk in 2017 after rising through the solicitor advocate ranks.

Brodies managing partner, Nick Scott, said: "We congratulate Christine on her appointment as Queen's Counsel. In both her commitment to her clients and in her role as our chairman, she stands as an example to us all within our firm and is testament to what can be achieved in a career in private practice.

"Congratulations also to the other new Scottish QCs who have been appointed this year including our former colleague Lisa Gillespie QC."


Rhea Bain

Head of Communications

Christine O'Neill KC

Chair & Partner