Brodies’ Advocacy Unit brings together the firm’s solicitor advocates and solicitors regularly appearing in court to provide clients with a high quality advocacy service across all sectors.

We provide legal opinions and appear in courts, inquiries, adjudications, arbitrations, mediations and tribunals across the UK covering the following areas:

  • Agricultural law
  • Clinical negligence
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Contractual disputes
  • Defamation & media law
  • Employer and public liability
  • Employment
  • Fatal Accident Inquiries
  • Family law
  • Health & safety
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Planning
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public & administrative law
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory compliance

The unit is led by Christine O’Neill, First Standing Junior to the Scottish Government and rated by Chambers and Partners as a Star Individual in administrative and public law as well as being ranked Band 1 for parliamentary and public affairs.

We accept instructions from clients and directly from other legal firms and are committed to providing a quality, flexible and efficient service at all times.

We advise clients fully on their advocacy options and frequently instruct, and work alongside, external advocates and barristers.