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Maggie Moodie

Chairman Partner

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Maggie is our Chairman and a partner in our litigation division and has specialised in commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency matters since she qualified in 1992.

An experienced commercial litigator, she deals with complex, high value cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts and in appeals in the Supreme Court.

Maggie manages our debt recovery team which acts for major organisations in the private and public sector.  She is client relations manager for some of our key debt recovery clients and regularly provides training on debt and litigation to our clients.  

Maggie is named in The Lawyer Hot 100 as one of the twelve lawyers within the list’s Leaders section.

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Maggie is a partner in our litigation division.  She has specialised in commercial litigation since qualifying in 1992 and has a particular interest in commercial disputes, banking and finance, debt recovery and insolvency.

Maggie is an experienced commercial litigator, dealing with complex, high value cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts and in appeals to the Supreme Court.

Maggie is the main point of contact for dispute resolution for some of our major banking clients and has been instructed in major banking cases including the Scottish aspects of the OFT's bank charges cases.

Maggie manages our debt recovery team which acts for major lending institutions and other commercial organisations. She is client relations manager for some of our key recoveries clients and regularly provides training to them on best practice.

Public Sector expertise

Maggie leads our public sector team which, with over 80 public sector specialists, is one of the largest in Scotland.

Maggie has significant experience of managing large scale public sector contracts and appreciates the importance of high level relationship management.

She is client relations partner for some of our key public sector clients including the Scottish Government and SEPA and is the main point of contact for debt recovery work for clients such as the City of Edinburgh Council, the Ministry of Defence and the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

With ever increasing constraints on the public purse, Maggie works with our public sector clients to ensure that we deliver best value and demonstrable added value through training and secondments.  She and her team also work with our public sector clients to help create new more efficient recovery services and bespoke reporting for volume work, tailored to provide the clients with the information they need.

Maggie is named in The Lawyer Hot 100 as one of the twelve lawyers within the list’s Leaders section.

What our clients and peers say: 

Maggie Moodie has particular expertise in consumer credit matters and has a thriving debt recovery practice. According to sources, she blends a "tenacious and determined" approach with being "a very accessible person and very responsive to clients."

- Chambers & Partners

The "excellent" Maggie Moodie … has a strong reputation for her wide practice, winning recognition for her insolvency work. Peers describe her as a "tough negotiator and robust litigator."

- Chambers & Partners

Maggie Moodie is "clear", "concise", "formidable" and a pleasure to deal with.

- Legal 500

"very good client management skills, and a good feeling for the practical issues involved." "born negotiator."

- Legal 500

Department head Maggie Moodie incorporates banking into her respected general commercial litigation practice. She is particularly adept at assisting banks and other financial entities with insolvency and debt recovery claims.

- Chambers & Partners

Recent Content by Maggie Moodie

16 Jul 2019

HM Treasury's Breathing Space Scheme

The UK Government's manifesto commitment to implement a Breathing Space scheme to assist vulnerable customers and those in problem debt is to be...
Blog
Maggie Moodie
25 Feb 2019

Morton Fraser named as the only Scottish law firm in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019

Morton Fraser has been named as one of the Top 100 UK Companies  in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2019, following the announcement of...
Press Release
Maggie Moodie

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