Themis Advocates

David Leighton

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2003

General information

Since calling at the Bar, although practicing across a range of areas, David’s primary areas of practice have been Family Law and Public Law, in various forms.

David is often instructed in the field of Family Law and has been involved in cases regarding children, including all aspects of private and public law. He has also dealt with financial provision following upon the end of relationships, including cohabitants claims on death and otherwise.

David has been involved in a wide variety of mental health and incapacity cases, in which he has a particular interest. He has appeared before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, on appeal and in judicial review proceedings – acting in cases dealing with restricted patients and also civil patients. In relation to incapacity cases, he has appeared in the Sheriff Court, Sheriff Appeal Court and Court of Session.

David also regularly undertakes work for prisoners, principally through the mechanism of judicial review.

David deals with human rights issues in his practice across many areas of law, including novel or unusual challenges.

He regularly appears for clients in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland.

General Information

  • B University of Edinburgh

Areas of expertise

Contact

T: 0131 260 5654

Clerks and contact

Elizabeth Archibald

John-Ross Morland

Themis Advocates Inaugural Conference

Thurs 8th Sep 2022

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Inaugural Personal Injury Conference which will take place on Thursday 8th September at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR. The event is free to attend,  accredited for 3 hours CPD and open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals.

1:00pm –  Registration & Refreshments

1:30pm – Introduction

1:45pm  – Alan McLean QC – Recent developments in limitation

2:30pm  – Michael Dempsey – QOCS: One Year On

3:15pm –  Refreshment Break

3:30pm – David James – Evidence, experts and issues at proof

4:15pm – Chris Miller – Quantum Update: Judicial Awards in Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Cases in Scotland

5:00pm – Conclusion

5:15pm – Drinks & Canapés for which all attendees are invited

Steven Walker QC 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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