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Brodies LLP announces total of 19 Partner, Managing Associate and Associate promotions

Posted: 12th June 2017

Brodies has promoted corporate lawyer Paul McLaughlin to Partner, bringing the number of Partners at Scotland’s largest law firm to 93.

Paul joined Brodies in 2005 and has carried out a wide variety of corporate work during his time at the firm. A member of the firm’s Funds Group, he specialises in advising UK-based and overseas clients and intermediaries on private fund formation, corporate reorganisation and joint venture structuring matters.

The announcement coincides with the promotion of eight Managing Associates and ten Associates across the following specialist areas: banking & finance; business disputes & asset recovery; commercial property; commercial services; corporate & commercial; employment; energy & infrastructure; family law; insurance & risk; land & rural business; and public law & regulatory.

Bill Drummond, Managing Partner of Brodies, said: “These well-deserved promotions recognise the specialist skills of the lawyers concerned, their in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which they operate and their willingness to go above and beyond on behalf of clients. I wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their careers at Brodies and build on their achievements.

“Paul’s appointment, together with our internal promotions of Managing Associates and Associates, underscores Brodies’ commitment to fostering talent and developing and growing our services to ensure that clients are provided with relevant specialist legal advice of the highest quality.”

Paul said: “I am delighted to be promoted to Partner within the firm’s Funds Group and the broader Corporate & Commercial Department. Brodies has provided me with an excellent platform for the development of my knowledge and technical skills in the practice areas in which I work. I am looking forward to working alongside the other Partners within my department and the wider firm to ensure that Brodies continues to be at the forefront of specialist legal advice in Scotland.”

Commenting on his promotion to Managing Associate, Andy Nolan, Head of Brodies’ Sport Practice, added: “This is an exciting opportunity to continue to enhance and expand the firm’s sports law practice by developing innovative services that are relevant to clients involved in the full range of sports – from advice on safeguarding intellectual property rights, contracts and property, to privacy rights, regulation, litigation, disciplinary matters and employment issues.”

Following her traineeship with Brodies, Associate Jenna McCosh qualified and joined the Real Estate Department in 2012. She said: “Since starting out as a trainee at Brodies, the firm has been instrumental in encouraging my interests in the property industry, developing my technical skills and experience and guiding my career path to where it is today. I’m really looking forward to the next phase and expanding on my work with real estate clients.”

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