Themis Advocates


Themis Advocates offers impressive coverage across the range of different areas of law in which counsel’s assistance might be required.  Within the stable, solicitors will find counsel able to handle a very broad range of inquiries, in terms of both the subject-matter and the nature of the task to be undertaken.  The stable is confident that it can offer advocates at all levels for any item of work:  the clerking team will assist in matching work with the expertise of particular counsel within the stable.


The different specialisms of counsel at Themis Advocates mean that solicitors can be assured of finding counsel able to help with a wide range of cases.  Meet the advocates who can assist you, learning about their experience and expertise. 


The Clerks of Themis Advocates are committed to providing a fast, responsive and efficient service. They offer a modern, flexible and friendly approach. They periodically seek the views of agents on the level of service which they offer. They are always open to suggestions as to how their service may be improved to meet individual needs and welcome comments. The Clerks assist with a realistic and flexible approach to fees. They are always willing to discuss individual requirements in advance and are happy to provide fee quotes for all work upon request. The Clerks can also advise on what type of papers are likely to be required by Counsel in particular cases.

AREAS OF expertise

For ease of use we have arranged the Areas of Practice under the headings listed below. Click on any one of these headings for a breakdown of specialist topics within that heading.

Clear advice and robust advocacy are the benchmarks of counsel practising in commercial matters.  .

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Our counsel engaged in criminal law matters value fearless and determined advocacy. 

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Effective representation has a role outside a courtroom.  A persuasive advocate can add value in other forms of dispute resolution.  

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Themis’s offers a group of practitioners with experience advising and representing both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law. 

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Themis members offer a wealth of experience at all levels whilst offering empathetic insightful and pragmatic independent advice and representation in family law matters.

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Our counsel have expertise across many aspects of land ownership, lease and land development issues

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The development of judicial review as a means of regulating decision-makers of all kinds in recent decades, the establishment of the Scottish Parliament, and the coming into force of the Human Rights Act have greatly increased the need for reliable, effective and professional advocacy and advice about the law governing relations between the individual and the state and other organisations. Themis Advocates contains a very substantial body of practitioners who can be relied upon to provide that service. Click on any of the specific topics listed to the left for a list of members with relevant experience.

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Whatever the claim, our counsel can offer advice and representation in all aspects of professional negligence and other damages claims. 

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If the area of work you’re interested in is not listed above please search in the bar below.

Clerks and contact

Elizabeth Archibald

John-Ross Morland

Themis Advocates Inaugural Conference

Thurs 8th Sep 2022

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Inaugural Personal Injury Conference which will take place on Thursday 8th September at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR. The event is free to attend,  accredited for 3 hours CPD and open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals.

1:00pm –  Registration & Refreshments

1:30pm – Introduction

1:45pm  – Alan McLean QC – Recent developments in limitation

2:30pm  – Michael Dempsey – QOCS: One Year On

3:15pm –  Refreshment Break

3:30pm – David James – Evidence, experts and issues at proof

4:15pm – Chris Miller – Quantum Update: Judicial Awards in Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Cases in Scotland

5:00pm – Conclusion

5:15pm – Drinks & Canapés for which all attendees are invited

Steven Walker QC to speak at the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) “International ADR Week 2022” with the most excited topic that you are looking for “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic”. 

The webinar is entitled “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” and will feature Steven Walker QC of Themis Advocates.

14th July 2022 at 10:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7 Thailand time)

Please register from this link here



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