Prior to calling, Roddy was a solicitor in private practice for 15 years, working in some of Scotland’s largest commercial firms.
In that time he acted for a variety of commercial, public and private clients within the general practice area of commercial and regulatory litigation. He has amassed experience of a broad range of commercial disputes; including competition law investigations, sports discipline cases, and numerous regulatory tribunals.
Roddy has particular experience of: succession and adults with incapacity; property; tax; and health and safety. In addition to undertaking proofs, debates, appeals and other hearings within Courts and Tribunals throughout Scotland, Roddy has undertaken alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations. He also has experience of international litigation and mediation.
Roddy’s particular interest, for which he is recognised by solicitors throughout Scotland, is ‘contentious succession’. He writes and presents commentary on this topic regularly and is authoring a forthcoming book on the subject; to be published by Greens.
In addition to his legal career, Roddy has been a retained fire fighter for 6 years.