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Themis Faculty of Scottish Advocates | Advocates | Robert Hovey

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Robert Hovey

Year of Call: 2020

Robert trained with one of Scotland’s leading litigation firms gaining experience in a wide range of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, public liability and industrial disease. He also has experience of professional liability, fatal accident inquiries, and criminal law particularly offences arising from road traffic accidents.

While devilling, he built upon his experience in these areas as well as gaining exposure to clinical negligence, foreign travel claims, and claims arising from accidents abroad.

He has appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court, having conducted several proofs, debates, and has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court. While devilling he won the Mike Jones Excellence in Advocacy prize and has a particular interest in appellate advocacy.

He completed his LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. He is an Ad Hoc Reporter to the Professional Conduct Sub Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He also acts as a tutor for the School Mock Court Project and has delivered training in partnership with the Judicial Institute for Scotland.

Devilmasters: Calum Wilson, James McConnell, and Susan Duff.

General Information

  • Diploma in Legal Practice University of Edinburgh 2012 – 2014 Electives: Criminal Advocacy 71% - Personal Injury 77% - Medical Negligence 74%
  • Bachelor of Laws University of Edinburgh 2010 – 2012
  • BTEC Applied Law (Distinction) Llandrillo College 2009 – 2010