Solicitor to the Inquiry appointment

Date 11th September 2023

Brandon Nolan will take up the post of Solicitor to the Inquiry on 18 September 2023. He will succeed Jim Logie, who has been Solicitor to the Inquiry since it was set up, following his decision to retire.

The Solicitor to the Inquiry is appointed by the Chair to facilitate and oversee the legal aspects of running an inquiry, including requests for and assessment of evidence.

Lord Brodie paid tribute to Jim’s contribution to the Inquiry saying: “I wish to thank Jim for his support and leadership of the legal team. I have no doubt we would not be where we are without his contribution, and wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Jim informed Lord Brodie of his decision to retire earlier this year. He will continue working with the Inquiry until his retirement to facilitate a seamless handover to Brandon.

In welcoming Brandon as Solicitor to the Inquiry Lord Brodie said: “I have appointed Brandon at this time to press forward with the hearings we have announced on both Glasgow and Edinburgh in 2024. I look forward to working with him.”

Brandon retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons in April 2021 having spent his legal career in the Firm and its legacy firms. Brandon’s main focus was advisory and disputes work in the construction sector and over the last 25 years also in the oil and gas sector. He acted for the construction joint venture on Skye Bridge and subsequently on a number of PFI pathfinder projects including roads and hospitals. Risk and strategic advisory work has also formed a significant part of Brandon’s practice as well as forensic investigation work in various geographical locations.