Themis Advocates

Kenneth Forrest

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2000

General information

Ken was a solicitor for 22 years before coming to the Bar in 1977. Having called in 2000, he spent several years doing general work, with an emphasis on personal injury and employment cases. In 2005, he began doing immigration cases, and has specialised in these for over 16 years now. He has been involved in several notable developments in case law in immigration law and practice including cases involving damages for unlawful detention and breach of human rights. He is frequently instructed in urgent cases.

He also conducts Hearings before Employment Tribunals and advises on all aspects of employment litigation. He also sits as a Justice of the Peace.  

  • Devil Masters: Rory Anderson QC; Gary Allen QC
  • Qualifications: LL.B (Hons)(Glasgow)
  • Member of Rules Rewrite Working Group established by the Scottish Civil Justice Council;
  • Justice of the Peace (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Previously Tutor at Glasgow University (Diploma in Legal Practice, (Advanced Civil));
  • Member of Scottish Immigration Law Practitioners Association;


Tsiklauri v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2020) CSIH 31; certification of family life claim as clearly unfounded);

BH (policies/information: SoS’s duties Iraq  2020 UKUT 189 (importance of distinction between SoS policies and CPIN information)

AJR v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2019) CSIH 24; (2019) SLT 509 (Internal relocation in Kurdistan);

SA v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2018) CSIH 28 (whether conduct sufficient to justify deportation) 

PZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2018) CSOH 60 (genuineness of Christian conversion)

MS v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2013) CSIH 52 (Article 8 ECHR and the Immigration Rules);


“An Independent and Impartial Tribunal” (CLT Human Rights and UK Practice April 2000);

 “Res Ipsa Loquitur at Parkhead” (Greens Reparation Bulletin September 2000);

“Due Diligence – Must Try Harder” (Scottish Licensing Law and Practice June 2001);

 “Stress at Work – The Next Generation of Claims” (paper to Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on 3rd October 2002);

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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