Christine O’Neill QC, chairman of Brodies LLP, the biggest Scottish-headquartered legal firm, has been re-elected to serve a fourth consecutive term in the role.

First elected to the post in 2013, Ms O'Neill will begin her fourth three-year term on 1 May 2022.

Highly regarded as a litigator particularly in constitutional and public law, in 2016, she became the first solicitor advocate to be appointed as First Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government, She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2020.

Nick Scott, Brodies’ managing partner, commented: "Christine's re-election to serve a fourth term as our chairman is welcome news for our firm and is indicative of the high regard that she is held in by partners, clients, and colleagues alike. She demonstrates unwavering commitment to her colleagues, our firm and its clients. The example she sets ensures that we strive to achieve the best that we can, collectively and individually.

"It is a privilege to work alongside her and I look forward to doing so again in the years ahead."