Law firm trio of new partners underpin Brodies’ commitment to Aberdeen and the North-east

Nick Scott, Brodies managing partner

LAW firm, Brodies LLP, welcomes three new partners to its Aberdeen practice, including one internal promotion and two lateral hires, as the firm marks a decade in the Granite city.

Personal and family lawyer, Nick Marshall, steps up to partner. Nick joined Brodies as an associate and has grown his practice advising clients on a wide range of legal matters including wills, powers of attorney, executries, trusts, asset protection and succession and tax planning. He is dual-qualified in Scots law and the law of England and Wales, allowing him to advise clients with cross border interests.

Adding to Brodies’ growing practice in Aberdeen are lateral hires Martin Ewan and David Millar who join the firm from Pinsent Masons.

Martin Ewan has more than 20 years’ experience and is widely recognised as a leading IP and technology lawyer in the oil and gas industry, while also providing advice on M&A, joint ventures and a wide range of commercial transactions.  Martin holds a Masters in Technology Law, a Masters in Business and has authored an authoritative chapter on “Technology in the Oilfield” for the University of Aberdeen’s leading Oil & Gas law textbook.

David Millar has more than 17 years’ experience specialising in corporate M&A, joint ventures and private equity work across a range of sectors and with particular experience in energy. Having trained in Edinburgh he relocated back to his hometown of Aberdeen in 2011.

In addition to the three new partners, Brodies has promoted Aberdeen-based lawyer Graeme Imrie to senior associate, while banking and finance lawyer, Eilidh Calvert and corporate lawyer, Laura Lawson, are promoted to associate. Known recruitment and the addition of new partners will take the number of Brodies colleagues in Aberdeen to 100.

In Brodies’ central belt offices, the firm has also promoted banking and finance lawyer, Mark Meiklejohn; commercial litigator and solicitor advocate, Craig Watt; and personal and family lawyer, Hayley Robertson to partner.

A further three lateral hires, real estate lawyers Allan Cairns and Colin Keenan and litigator, Gareth Hale, join Brodies from Dentons, bringing the number of new partners to nine.

Brodies managing partner, Nick Scott, said: “As we mark our tenth anniversary in Aberdeen, we want to thank all of our clients for their support. Our firm in the North-east was built from the ground up, starting with one lawyer. With the latest round of recruitment we see our colleague numbers in the city rise to 100, underlining our commitment for the next 10 years, and the next 10 after that.”

“I congratulate Nick on his promotion to partner and wish him, and all our newly promoted colleagues, well as they start the next stage in their careers. That lawyers of the calibre of Martin and David have chosen to join our firm is testament to our strategic plans for the city and region. Our clients will benefit from the considerable experience they bring.”

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