Andrew Devlin

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 1998

General information

Andrew called to the Bar in 1998 and since then has developed a substantial judicial review and appellate practice.  He specialises in nationality, immigration & asylum law and human rights law.  Andrew regularly appears before the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session and has also appeared before the House of Lords and the Privy Council, as well as in Public Local Inquiries and various tribunals.


  • Public Local Inquiry into the validity of planning permission for a Super Quarry in Lingerbay, Isle of Harris (2002)
  • Buchanan v McLean 2002 SC (PC) 1
  • Tehrani v Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • HM Advocate v Dorothy Fasola, 19 September 2007
  • H A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] CSIH 65
  • Devil Masters: R Gilmour Ivey QC, Jock M W Thomson QC, Andrew J Lamb QC, Iain W F Ferguson QC, James Reilly
  • Qualifications: LL.B University of Glasgow; Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow
  • Standing junior counsel to the Scottish Executive (2003-2006)
  • Appointed as an Immigration Judge (2006)

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.