Niall McLean
Senior Associate
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+44 (0)131 656 0281
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Niall is a member of Brodies' Government, Regulation and Competition practice. Niall gives both public and private sector clients advice in a broad range of areas including: governance, defamation and reputation management, public law and statutory interpretation.

Niall is a solicitor advocate with extended rights of audience in the Court of Session. He has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears in court for clients. Niall is also regularly instructed to manage significant pieces of litigation for clients in the Court of Session including judicial reviews and statutory appeals. In 2017 Niall was appointed to the Scottish Government’s list of ‘Standing Junior Counsel’ – advocates and solicitor advocates who represent the Scottish Government in courts, tribunals and inquiries. Niall is also on the panel of preferred counsel in Scotland for the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Niall's key areas of practice include:

  • Defamation and Reputation Management
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Local Government
  • Professional Discipline and Regulation
  • Public Law and Parliamentary

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Clients describe him as "a very bright, energetic up-and-coming lawyer."

Chambers UK 2019

Niall McLean is  recommended for his ‘particularly strong understanding of the finer points of procedure’ in relation to education law.

Legal 500 UK 2018