Andrew Brown KC

Senior Counsel

Year of call: 1995 | Year of silk: 2010

General information

Andrew Brown has returned to full time practice after serving as an Advocate Depute for over five years. During his time in Crown Office Andrew prosecuted multiple trials in the High Court, including ten murders.

He has appeared in the Supreme Court as lead counsel for both the defence and the Crown.

Andrew has expertise in Health and Safety Law and has been Crown Counsel responsible for that area since 2013.  As an amateur pilot he has a special interest in aviation matters. 

He appeared on behalf of the Lord Advocate in the Court of Session, successfully recovering black box recorders in the Sumburgh case.

Andrew has recently represented the Crown at the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Jim Clark and Snowman rally deaths.  Andrew has also appeared in the Supreme Court.

Those who instruct him have commented on his personable nature and ability to advise clients in a no-nonsense manner.

  • LL.B (Hons) Aberdeen University
  • Convenor/Legal Member Mental Health Tribunal Scotland
  • Publications
  • Wheatley’s Road Traffic Law of Scotland 4th edition 2007

Areas of expertise


T: 0131 260 5654

Steven Walker KC 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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Commercial / Land & Property Seminar

Friday 21st April 2023

1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

Themis are delighted to invite you to attend our Inaugural Glasgow Conference on Friday 21st April at the Hilton from 1pm-5pm.  Talks will be provided on Commercial and Land & Property.  The event is free to attend, however a donation to our charity of the year Andys Man Club would be appreciated.  You will be accredited 3 hours CPD and is open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals. 

To register please complete the undernoted registration form.

1:00 – Registration & Refreshments

1:30Andys Man Club (Charity of the Year)

1:45Michael Upton – If Personal Bar is Personal can it also be Real?

2:30Alan McLean KC – The Law of Prescription

3:15 – Refreshment Break

3:30Catherine MacColl – How bright a light at the end of the tunnel? How to consider director’s duties in the face of insolvency following the case of BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA.

4:15Julie McKinley – Case law update

5:00 – Conclusion

5:15 – Drinks and Canapes for which all attendees are invited.