Christine is Chair of Brodies LLP and a recognised expert on public and constitutional law issues in Scotland. She is a solicitor advocate and was appointed as Queen's Counsel (now King's Counsel) in 2020. She provides clear, practical advice and regularly represents clients in courts and tribunals, including the UK Supreme Court, and before public inquiries.
Christine advises clients on legislation and statutory interpretation, the powers and duties of public bodies including the Scottish Parliament, and freedom of information laws and data protection. She acts for a range of commercial, regulatory and public sector clients including the Scottish Government, BBC Scotland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Gambling Commission and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. She is a member of Brodies' Charities & Third Sector Team, advising the Scottish Charity Regulator and a number of charities. She is also one of Brodies' team of litigators involved in group proceedings.
Christine O’Neill KC is irreplaceably smart, thoroughly decent and the finest Scots public lawyer of her generation.Legal 500 UK 2024
Christine O’Neill is an excellent communicator; her expertise across a broad spectrum of legal matters is exceptional. We enjoy working with Christine; she is a very credible and approachable individual, who takes the time to listen and engage with clients.Legal 500 UK 2024
Christine O’Neill is the outstanding figure here, as she has been for years. Her ability, good judgment and long experience mean that Brodies is always in demand for public law issues. She has assembled and shaped a team that delivers impressive results.Legal 500 UK 2024
Christine delivers tailored, smart, commercial and timely advice. She is attuned to the political sensitivities, providing real-world insight and pragmatism in her approach.Chambers UK 2024
Christine is a top-class lawyer and drafter with strong interpersonal skills and a sharp ability to cut to key issues. She also has a very strong awareness of Scottish politics and law.Chambers UK 2024
She's very balanced, clear and to the point. I listen to everything Christine tells me as she doesn't say things for the sake of it. Her advice is always so considered and she always tailors it to all the known facts of a situation, which she ensures she fully understands.Chambers UK 2024