Themis Advocates

David Leighton

Year of Call: 2003


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Since calling at the Bar, although practicing across a range of areas, David's primary areas of practice have been Family Law and Mental Health.

In the field of Family Law, he has been involved in cases regarding children, including Adoptions, Freeing for Adoption, Permanence Orders, Referrals from the Children's Hearing, Child Abduction and Contact and Residence Disputes. He has also dealt with financial provision following upon the end of relationships, including cohabitants claims on death and otherwise.

David has been involved in a wide variety of mental health cases, in which he has a particular interest. He has appeared before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, on appeal and in judicial review proceedings. He has acted in cases dealing with restricted patients and also civil patients.

David has increasingly been involved in work for prisoners, principally through the mechanism of judicial review.

David deals with human rights issues in his practice across many areas of law. He regularly appears for clients in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. He is a well instructed member of the Junior Bar who focuses his attention where needed and is very pleasant to deal with.

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  • LL.B University of Edinburgh