Chris Pirie KC

Senior Counsel

Year of call: 2004

General information

Please contact the Clerks for any information regarding Chris Pirie

He also conducts Hearings before Employment Tribunals and advises on all aspects of employment litigation. He also sits as a Justice of the Peace.  

  • Devil Masters: Rory Anderson KC; Gary Allen KC
  • Qualifications: LL.B (Hons)(Glasgow)
  • Member of Rules Rewrite Working Group established by the Scottish Civil Justice Council;
  • Justice of the Peace (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Previously Tutor at Glasgow University (Diploma in Legal Practice, (Advanced Civil));
  • Member of Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association;


Tsiklauri v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2020) CSIH 31; certification of family life claim as clearly unfounded);

BH (policies/information: SoS’s duties Iraq  2020 UKUT 189 (importance of distinction between SoS policies and CPIN information)

AJR v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2019) CSIH 24; (2019) SLT 509 (Internal relocation in Kurdistan);

SA v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2018) CSIH 28 (whether conduct sufficient to justify deportation) 

PZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2018) CSOH 60 (genuineness of Christian conversion)

MS v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2013) CSIH 52 (Article 8 ECHR and the Immigration Rules);


“An Independent and Impartial Tribunal” (CLT Human Rights and UK Practice April 2000);

 “Res Ipsa Loquitur at Parkhead” (Greens Reparation Bulletin September 2000);

“Due Diligence – Must Try Harder” (Scottish Licensing Law and Practice June 2001);

 “Stress at Work – The Next Generation of Claims” (paper to Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on 3rd October 2002);

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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Employment Law Conference

Friday 24th May 2024

The Royal Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Themis Advocates are delighted to invite you to attend our Employment Law Conference on Friday 24th May at the Radisson Blu, High Street, Edinburgh from 1pm-5pm.  The event is free to attend, open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals and you will be accredited 3 hours CPD.


1300 hrs – Registration & Refreshments

1330 hrsKaterina SteinCase Law Update

1415 hrs – Catherine MacColl – Venturing beyond the contract – the quest for the true agreement in employment relationships

1500 hrs – Refreshment Break

1520 hrsDavid James – Whistleblowing Update

1600 hrsTim Haddow Free Speech and the Workplace

1645 hrs – Conclusion

1700 hrs – Drinks & Canapés to which all attendees are invited

To book your place please register here: