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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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: