Lord Brodie retires today as a Senator of the College of Justice after serving on the bench since 2002.

Philip Brodie was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1976 and was standing junior counsel to the Ministry of Defence (Procurement) and to the Health & Safety Executive from 1983 to 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1987 and was called to the English Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1991. He was a part time chair of industrial tribunals from 1987 to 1991 (and of employment tribunals in 2002), and of Medical Appeal Tribunals from 1991 to 1996, and from 1985 to 1996 was a part time member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. He served as an advocate depute from 1997 to 1999. 

He was appointed a Court of Session and High Court judge in 2002 and appointed to the Inner House in November 2012. Chair of the Judicial Studies Committee between 2006 and 2012, he was involved in setting up the Judicial Institute, which organises the training of judges in Scotland.