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O’Neill re-elected for second term at Brodies

Christine O'NeillChristine O’Neill has been unanimously re-elected by her partners to serve a second consecutive term as chairman of law firm Brodies.

First elected to the position in 2013, Ms O’Neill will work with managing partner, Bill Drummond, to guide the firm through the next three years.

In chairing the board, she has been closely involved with the firm’s business planning and governance over the past three years.

She continues to play a leading role in the firm’s public law and regulatory team, which she founded and led until she was first elected chairman.

She is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading legal experts in constitutional matters, advising clients on the further powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and on the potential implications of the upcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU as well as leading Brodies’ contribution to the wider referendum debate on constitutional matters.

Ms O’Neill acts for and against a range of public bodies and regulators and is the only Solicitor Advocate in Scotland to be appointed to act as Standing Junior to the Scottish Government, having been instructed on behalf of the Lord Advocate in a series of high profile cases.

Uniquely in Scotland, she is named as a Star Individual in administrative and public law by the Chambers & Partners independent legal directory and is also ranked top tier for parliamentary and public affairs work.

Mr Drummond said: “During her 16 years at Brodies, Christine has shown herself to be an outstanding lawyer, great colleague and terrific role model for the modern legal marketplace.  Her unanimous re-election by the partnership demonstrates just how highly we value her contribution as chairman.”

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