As the largest dispute resolution & litigation team in Scotland, with more specialists who are named as leading practitioners in the independent legal directories than any other law firm, Brodies has the breadth and depth of knowledge to deliver solutions that meet all of our clients' legal needs. Our practice benefits from a national and international reach, whilst retaining local expertise and knowledge across Scotland’s major cities. We offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in every sector of the Scottish economy

Our services

The team has expertise in all areas of dispute resolution. Our lawyers provide commercially focused advice which is clear, practical and tailored to each client. In order to achieve this we:

  • Ensure we effectively manage our clients’ risk
  • Utilise IT systems to maximum effect, driving innovation in this area
  • Ask the right questions and carefully consider the most appropriate dispute resolution channel, recognising that one size does not fit all
  • Build strong, lasting, mutually beneficial relationships
  • Provide a range of charging options designed to suit our clients’ budget and nature of the instruction

Our skilled litigators have a track record of success across a full range of sectors and industries, including Banking & Finance, Energy & Utilities (including Oil & Gas), Construction, Real Estate, Insurance, Food & Drink, Technology, Education, Public Sector, Media & Broadcasting and Infrastructure & Transport (including Shipping & Marine).

Brodies’ expert team also encompasses an incredibly broad scope of experienced and specialist lawyers, including a comprehensive Alternative Dispute Resolution offering.

Our practice is set apart through its provision of a quality solicitor advocacy service and market-leading advice on EU, regulatory, competition and public law direct from the firms Brussels office.

Client work

We act in some of the most high profile, complex disputes in Scotland and we represent prestigious clients form across the private and public sector in Scotland such as, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Shetland Council, the Scotch Whisky Association, AVIVA, Scottish Government, Scottish Water Business Stream etc. We are also involved in several high-profile cases in the Supreme Court and the European Court.

“We worked with Brodies in relation to a business critical, high value and complex matter. Throughout the process Brodies provided tremendous support with confident, pragmatic and sensible commercially-focused advice. An extremely positive commercial outcome was achieved for all parties involved.”

Scott Bennett, Head of Legal at Cash Generator/Axcess Financial


“They are focused on what clients want - they’re very commercial and communicate with no waffle. They’re very user-friendly.”

Chambers UK 2016