Themis Advocates

Tim Haddow

Year of Call: 2016


T: 07500 087087

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Since being admitted in July 2016, Tim has been instructed in a range of matters including immigration, human rights, property, procurement and debt actions.  He has appeard in the Upper Tribunal, the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and at Sheriff Court level.  

Tim is the only Chartered Engineer at ths Scottish Bar.  He is therefore uniquely placed to bring his technical and legal skills to bear on disputes or inquiries involving engineering, technology or project management issues.

Prior to becoming an advocate, Tim worked in private practice and on secondment to the Office of the Advocate General.  His legal experience includes general public and commercial litigation; procurement challenges; personal injury; health and safety; fatal accident inquiries; professional regulation; property; private client work; employment and criminal trials.

Before retraining for the legal profession, Tim served as a naval officer in a variety of operational, engineering, procurement and information technology roles at sea and ashore.  He also brings to his practice his experience as a charity trustee, a former member of the Children's Panel and a campaigner for fairer access to the legal profession.

Tim is a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2020 to present), a member of the panel of Scottish counsel for the Equality and Human Rights commission (2019 to present) and was previously a Temporary Standing Junior to the Office of the Advocate General (2016 to 2020).


  • BEng(Hons) (First Class) Electronics and Electrical Engineering (University of Edinburgh, 1996)
  • Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK, 2006)
  • Graduate LLB (Distinction) (Univerity of Edinburgh, 2012)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (University of Edinburgh, 2013)


  • Morag Ross QC (public and commercial litigation, judicial review, procurement, EU Law)
  • Steve Love QC (personal injury, health and safety, FAI)
  • Tommy Ross, Advocate (criminal trials)

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