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

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: