Themis Advocates

David Mclean

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2012

General information

After practising as a solicitor for over nine years, David called to the Bar in 2012. 

Since calling at the Bar, David has been instructed in a variety of cases, predominantly civil and commercial in nature, and, as well as undertaking a substantial amount of written work, he has appeared in the Outer House of the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Court. 

Prior to calling at the Bar, David had experience of a wide variety of cases, including commercial contract disputes, property disputes, professional negligence claims, insolvency proceedings, and personal injury actions.  He successfully conducted proofs, debates, and appeals in the Sheriff Court.  As a solicitor advocate he appeared in the Court of Session, and represented the successful reclaimer in a reclaiming motion following a preliminary proof in a commercial action.  In addition to litigation, David also has experience of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. 

In addition, David tutors on the LLB, the LLM, and the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. 

  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Edinburgh.
  • Dip. L.P., University of Edinburgh.
  • LL.M. (Distinction) in Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh.


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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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