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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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.