Scots legal heavyweight Brodies re-elects managing partner for second term

Scottish law firm Brodies has re-elected managing partner Nick Scott for a second term in the top role.

Having trained in London, Nick Scott joined Brodies in 1999. He became a partner in 2001.

The firm’s partnership has voted for him to remain in the post for a further three-year term, commencing on May 1.

The move follows a first term that saw the legal heavyweight’s revenue grow by 20 per cent in the first two years, to £82 million, while headcount increased from 645 to 744 and partner numbers rose from 96 to 107.

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Chairman Christine O’Neill said: “Under Nick’s leadership Brodies has continued to grow and over the last two and a half years he has ensured that we are equipped to provide relevant legal services and the very best advice to our clients, as well as opportunities for those seeking a career in law.

“While focused on business growth and investment, Nick has approached his role as managing partner with a commitment to the success and wellbeing of our colleagues at the forefront of his mind. That commitment has been very clear, despite a challenging social, political and economic backdrop.”

Having trained in London, Scott joined the firm in 1999. He became a partner in 2001 and led the firm’s property practice from 2010 to 2018.

In May 2018, Scott became a board member of Prime – an alliance of law firms across the UK and Ireland, committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience. He was recently re-elected to serve a further term in that role.

Brodies staff work across operations in Aberdeen, Brussels, Dingwall, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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