Brenda is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. Her practice focuses on corporate governance, education and charities. She is a great lateral thinker and gives assured incisive advice.

Brenda leads Brodies' education team acting for many clients across the education sector which is described in Legal 500 as a ‘responsive‘ team regularly advises higher and further education sector clients as well as local authorities and government agencies on various governance structures, including new governance arrangements and sensitive reputational matters, sector-specific employment, immigration and corporate issues.

Living Brodies' values

As the Trainee Partner at Brodies Brenda is responsible for the training of our trainees. She works hard to instil Brodies' values in our lawyers as well as the importance of ethics and conduct in a regulated environment.

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  • A member of our Operational Board dealing with the day to day running of our business which gives her a commercial insight into client problems.
  • Chairs our Risk Management Committee so she has practical experience of handling issues many businesses face.
  • Mentors students with the University of Edinburgh mentorship scheme.
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  • Ranked as 'Leading Individual' for Education in Legal 500 UK 2024.
  • Ranked individual for Education (Scotland) in Chambers UK 2024.