Robert Hovey

Junior (Called for under seven years)

Year of call: 2020

General information

Robert was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 2020 after training with one of Scotland’s leading litigation firms. His main areas of practice are reparation, professional negligence, professional disciplinary, and criminal / regulatory.


Robert is instructed by both pursuers and defenders and has experience in all areas of personal injury litigation including road traffic, industrial disease, foreign travel claims, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, and public liability.

Professional Negligence and Disciplinary

Robert has experience of professional negligence claims and has a particular interest in claims arising from clinical negligence. He also has experience of professional disciplinary proceedings. Prior to calling he was appointed as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee. He has also delivered seminars on conduct complaints against solicitors.

Criminal and Regulatory

Robert has experience of road traffic and health and safety prosecutions. He has experience in the High Court of Justiciary and has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court (Criminal). Robert also has experience of Fatal Accident Inquiries.

He has a particular interest in appellate advocacy and won the Mike Jones Excellence in Advocacy Award in 2019. He has considerable experience in the Sheriff Courts, having conducted several proofs, debates, and has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil).

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Diploma in Legal Practice awarded by the University of Edinburgh. He is also a tutor in International Private Law and has delivered training in partnership with the Judicial Institute for Scotland. He is a member of the Faculty of Advocates’ Free Legal Services Unit.

  • Diploma in Legal Practice University of Edinburgh 2012 – 2014 Electives: Criminal Advocacy 71% – Personal Injury 77% – Medical Negligence 74%
  • Bachelor of Laws University of Edinburgh 2010 – 2012
  • BTEC Applied Law (Distinction) Llandrillo College 2009 – 2010

Robert has been appointed as Standing Junior to the Faculty Complaints committee.

Areas of expertise


T: 07809 212 707

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)

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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.