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Naomi Pryde


Naomi heads up DLA Piper's Litigation and Regulatory practice in Scotland.

Naomi specialises in complex commercial litigation and arbitration.  She acts for clients across a broad range of sectors including Consumer Goods, Food & Retail, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Construction and Transport, Media, Sport & Entertainment and Energy & Natural Resources.  

The majority of Naomi’s matters have an international element.  Naomi is a qualified solicitor in all four of the UK and Ireland jurisdictions and a Solicitor Advocate in both Scotland and England & Wales which makes her "an attractive choice for cross-border mandates."

She has won a number of awards and has featured in several UK-wide talent lists alongside eminent household names. She was named Scotland's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2021 and was featured in's list of “the UK's top female lawyers under 40.”  

Naomi is ranked in the Legal500 as a “next generation partner” for both commercial and real estate litigation and is featured in Chambers & Partners as an “Up & Coming” Partner for both commercial and real estate litigation.
Professional QualificationsAdmitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of ScotlandSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and WalesAdmitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of IrelandSolicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland
"Impressive, absurdly driven and fantastically smart. She combines deep knowledge of the law with a bubbly infectious personality." 
"Naomi Pryde is a breath of fresh air to the Scottish legal landscape. Highly commercial in her understanding and with great client empathy." 
"Unflappably brilliant. She has the ability to distil huge amounts of information quickly and analyses a case's strengths and weaknesses immediately."

"Naomi Pryde is exceptional. Her awards, notoriety and accolades are entirely deserved and warranted. I have never come across a dispute or issue which she cannot handle with her calm yet fiercely analytical skills. She is an opponent to be very wary of and someone you always want in your corner." 

"A true star in the Scottish firmament."

“Strong leadership. Naomi Pryde leads the team from the front, she is a strong partner and excellent litigator."

"Naomi Pryde is one of the finest lawyers of her generation. Highly capable and charming, she works devilishly hard in her client’s interests."

  • University of Glasgow and Lewis & Clark Law School, LLB (Hons)
  • University of Edinburgh, Diploma in Legal Practice


  • Legal 500 “next generation partner” for both commercial and real estate litigation
  • Chambers & Partners “Up & Coming” Partner for both commercial and real estate litigation
  • “Lawyer of the Year 2021/2022” – Scottish Legal Awards
  • Included in’s list “UK’s top female lawyers under 40” – 2021
  • Featured in Management Todays “35 under 35” list of top female talent in the UK – 2019
  • WeAreTheCity “Rising Star” Award – 2017

Additional Qualifications/ positions

  • Solicitor Advocate (Scotland)
  • Solicitor Advocate (England)
  • FCO registered Notary Public (Scotland)
  • Writer to Her Majesty's Signet
  • Council member for the Law Society of Scotland

Memberships and Affiliations

  • London Solicitor Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Scottish Lawyers in London Association (SSLA)
  • Property Litigation Association (PLA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)