Brodies looks to LLP status to manage risk

Scottish firm Brodies is set to become the largest independent Scottish legal firm to convert to a limited-liability partnership. The move, which has been touted as a risk management strategy by managing partner Bill Drummond, will take effect on 1 May. The firm will also undergo a reshuffle, with the addition of two new partners and a new chairman. Technology specialist Alistair Orr, formerly of Maclay Murray & Spens, and employment lawyer Hilary Scott join the firm as partners on 3 May, while Joyce Cullen will replace Alistair Campbell as chairman of the firm on 1 May