Steering Committee

James Aitken

James Aitken is a private client solicitor based near Edinburgh. James is also the founder of the Private Client Scotland Forum and previously practised in London and Chicago for a number of years. James is also a former chair of the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce. On the political side James was involved with Lawyers for Yes during the 2014 referendum and is not a member of a political party.  James co-authored Reform Scotland’s “fiscal powers” and “devolution plus” papers in 2008, 2009 and 2011 respectively.

Brandon Malone

Brandon Malone is a solicitor advocate, arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator with over twenty-five years of commercial dispute resolution experience.  He works from his practice in Edinburgh, his chambers in London, and internationally.  He is qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, and in England and Wales.  Brandon holds a master’s degree in Construction Law.  He lectures widely on dispute resolution topics, and is an Honorary Lecturer at the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee.  Brandon was one of the founders of Lawyers for Yes before the 2014 referendum.