Themis Advocates

Julie Mckinlay

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2013

General information

After practising as a solicitor for 17 years in both the public and private sectors, Julie called to the Bar in 2013.  As a solicitor in private practice Julie specialised in commercial litigation with an emphasis on property litigation.  She has experience as a solicitor in a wide range of property related disputes in both the sheriff court and the Court of Session.  In the public sector Julie advised Council committees on a range of legal issues and was the Legal Advisor to East Ayrshire’s Adoption and Fostering Panel.  Julie also represented the Council in the sheriff court, at tribunal and in other forums in respect of a range of Council interests including planning; education; social work; housing and employment.  Julie is a Legally Qualified Chair of the Scottish Social Services Council.  In 2018 Julie was appointed as a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government and has been appointed to the new panel of Scottish Counsel for EHRC Scotland. Julie is a part-time tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practise at the University of Glasgow. Julie has a particular interest in Education Law.

General Information

  • LLB (Hons) University of Glasgow
  • L.P University of Glasgow
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test 1996
  • Part time tutor-University of Glasgow
  • Co-editor of Dilapidations In Scotland, 2nd Edition
  • Co-editor of the Stair Encyclopaedia Education Edition (2nd Re-issue)

Areas of expertise


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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