DLA Piper appoints new litigation and regulatory partner to its Edinburgh office

DLA Piper has hired experienced solicitor Naomi Pryde to its Litigation and Regulatory team in Edinburgh

DLA Piper has appointed Naomi Pryde as partner to its Edinburgh Litigation & Regulatory team. She joined from DWF at the start of the New Year.

Naomi has a wealth of experience of handling significant high value and complex disputes spanning the full spectrum of commercial and property litigation. She is a qualified solicitor in four jurisdictions (Scotland, England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and has used this to build up considerable cross border experience. Many of her cases have had an international element to them, spanning a range of sectors, including energy, retail, banks and finance.

Naomi, who was voted “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 at The Scottish Legal Awards, will help bolster the core disputes and investigations practice in Scotland. This will include sharpening the firm’s focus on larger, more complex and valuable international commercial disputes.

Neil Bowker, DLA Piper’s Head of Litigation and Regulatory practice in the UK, commented: “Naomi will be a real asset to our Litigation and Regulatory Group, not only in Scotland but across the UK and as part of our international offering. She is highly regarded as a lawyer and has fantastic energy which, along with her can do attitude, is appreciated by colleagues and clients alike.  We are delighted that Naomi has joined the Group.”

Simon Rae, DLA Piper’s Managing Partner in Scotland, added: “Naomi is another strong addition to both our Edinburgh office and our Litigation and Regulatory Group. She brings with her a wealth of experience, across a range of sectors that will benefit our clients in Scotland, across UK and as part of our international offering. We are delighted to have her on board.”

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