Themis Advocates

Robert Hovey

Year of Call: 2020

Robert was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 2020 after training with one of Scotland’s leading litigation firms. His main areas of practice are reparation, professional negligence, professional disciplinary, and criminal / regulatory.


Robert is instructed by both pursuers and defenders and has experience in all areas of personal injury litigation including road traffic, industrial disease, foreign travel claims, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, and public liability.

Professional Negligence and Disciplinary

Robert has experience of professional negligence claims and has a particular interest in claims arising from clinical negligence. He also has experience of professional disciplinary proceedings. Prior to calling he was appointed as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee. He has also delivered seminars on conduct complaints against solicitors.

Criminal and Regulatory

Robert has experience of road traffic and health and safety prosecutions. He has experience in the High Court of Justiciary and has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court (Criminal). Robert also has experience of Fatal Accident Inquiries.

He has a particular interest in appellate advocacy and won the Mike Jones Excellence in Advocacy Award in 2019. He has considerable experience in the Sheriff Courts, having conducted several proofs, debates, and has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil).

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Diploma in Legal Practice awarded by the University of Edinburgh. He is also a tutor in International Private Law and has delivered training in partnership with the Judicial Institute for Scotland. He is a member of the Faculty of Advocates’ Free Legal Services Unit.

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