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



Themis Advocates are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information. By using your information, we hope we can provide the news, content, products and services you’re interested in. The use of your information helps us understand what your needs and interests are, provide you with relevant content, and let you know about our events and services.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use information about you.

You can change your preferences at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at clerks@themis-advocates.co.uk.

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.