Naomi Pryde

Partner & Head of Litigation Scotland

Currently Scotland’s “Lawyer of the Year”, Naomi boasts some impressive credentials. She is a qualified solicitor in four jurisdictions (Scotland, England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland); a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in the Supreme Court in two (Scotland and England & Wales); a FCO registered Notary Public and a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet.

Naomi has a wealth of experience spanning the full spectrum of commercial and property litigation matters. She has considerable cross border experience and many of her cases have an international element as her cross qualifications make Naomi’s team “an attractive choice for cross-border mandates.”

She is an elected Law Society of Scotland council member; a member of DWF’s Diversity & Inclusion senior leadership group; a member of DWF’s litigation global leadership group, responsible for Risk & Excellence; and a member of DWF’s CSR committee.

She has won a number of awards and been featured several in UK-wide talent lists alongside eminent household names. She was recently identified by’s Legal Week as one of the UK’s top female lawyers under 40.

Some recent legal directory mentions from clients include:

“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”


  • Boundary Disputes
  • Break Clauses/Notices
  • Dilapidations
  • Forfeiture
  • Telecoms