Joyce Cullen
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With more than 30 years' experience in civil litigation, Joyce is widely regarded as one of Scotland's foremost litigators. A well respected solicitor advocate and specialist in dispute resolution in the commercial and employment arenas, Joyce also leads the banking and financial services litigation team and has extensive experience of advising in relation to professional conduct.

Joyce thoroughly enjoys the cut and thrust of contentious work and is as adept at keeping her clients out of the courts, where mediation or negotiation will achieve the optimum solution, as she is at fighting their corner in the court room.

Joyce is identified as a leading individual for dispute resolution by Chambers & Partners and for commercial litigation by The Legal 500, and has been described as the 'jewel in Brodies' litigation crown' (Chambers & Partners).

Joyce served as Chairman of Brodies from 2004 - 2013. Working closely with the partners, Brodies' boards, and former Managing Partner, Bill Drummond, Joyce has overseen major internal investment programmes as the firm has grown in size and capability - at the same time seeking to maintain and enhance Brodies' distinctive culture. In her wider external role Joyce is a vocal and articulate contributor to legal and business debates, most recently on the proposed introduction of alternative business structures to the Scottish legal sector.

Clients praise her "gravitas and common sense" along with her "very good judgement of the issues and advice on both the legal and strategic execution of the case."

Chambers UK 2020

Clients regard her as "vastly experienced, a consummate professional and a real pleasure to work with."

Chambers UK 2019