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O'Neill re-elected as Brodies chair
Christine O’Neill has been re-elected to serve a third consecutive term as chairman of Brodies, the biggest legal practice headquartered in Scotland.
Partners voted unanimously for Ms O'Neill, who was first elected chairman in 2013, to continue for a further three years, to run from 1 May 2019.
Regarded as a leading litigation and public law lawyers, in the last 12 months Ms O'Neill she has acted as adviser on constitutional law matters to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance & Constitution Committee, and in her role as First Standing Junior to the Scottish Government, she was part of the Lord Advocate’s legal team in the Supreme Court hearing in July 2018 on the lawfulness of the Scottish Parliament’s Brexit legislation.
Nick Scott, Brodies’ managing partner, commented: “It is very welcome news that Christine has been re-elected to serve a third term as our chairman. Christine is one of the leading lawyers of her generation and for her client focus and commitment, she is held in the highest regard by our clients and within our business.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside Christine since becoming managing partner in May last year. Beyond fulfilling all the formal demands of the role of chairman, she continually encourages everyone in our firm to be the best of themselves. In that regard, she acts as an exemplar herself.”