Trainee Solicitor

Leona Whyte

Leona is a second-year trainee in the Oil and Gas practice group. Leona joined Brodies following achieving a first class LLB with English Law and Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction at the University of Aberdeen.

Thus far, Leona has had an Oil and Gas focused traineeship at Brodies LLP, gaining invaluable experience supporting high value transactions, projects and mega-tenders. Leona has experience in drafting, reviewing and advising on a wide range of contracts with clients who have an operational profile in the Middle East and the United Kingdom Continental Shelf. As the first trainee to be based in the Brodies Middle East Office in Abu Dhabi, Leona continues to thrive at new opportunities to develop and build upon her sector knowledge.

Living Brodies' values

Leona's personable nature and collaborative approach, along with her strong attention to detail and commercial awareness, allows her to develop strong working relationships which clients and colleagues value.

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  • Leona is currently the first trainee to be based in the Brodies Middle East office in Abu Dhabi.
  • Leona is a member of the Scottish Young Lawyers Association (SYLA).
  • Since joining Brodies, Leona has developed and co-ordinated Brodies' mentorship scheme with the University of Aberdeen Commercial Law Society.