Ross Pilkington

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 1999

General information

Since calling at the Bar, Ross has been well instructed with a busy civil practice with appearances in the Court of Session, sheriff courts, employment and employment appeal tribunals. His principal fields of practice include: personal injury; clinical and professional negligence; professional negligence; property damage/reparation; health and safety and Inquiry work; and employment and Employment Appeal Tribunal work.

Ross’s reputation of being approachable, friendly and efficient means that he is the first choice junior for several of the busier firms dealing with personal injury work.

According to Chambers 2015 Personal Injury, Ross “has a broad practice that encompasses personal injury and both clinical and professional negligence work.”

Ross is also rated in Chambers 2015 for Clinical Negligence:

“(He) maintains a broad personal injury and clinical negligence practice. He has a great manner with clients – he’s very professional, but he puts them at ease and they really feel he is on their side.” 

Davie v Wastemaster Ltd EAT May 2007 (2007 WL 1518031): successful appeal to EAT

Riddell v Leisure Link Ltd [2008 CSIH 16; 2008 LLR 399): 3 week proof on liability and quantum. Six figure award upheld on appeal.

Haney v Thomson 2012 GWD 24-501:  foreign tourist injured in serious road traffic accident. Damages awarded by sheriff following proof on quantum.  

Ali Sher v Hamza (2014 Sheriff Mitchell): pursuer injured in road traffic accident. Proof on liability. Damages awarded.      

McNeil v Easton 2014 CSOH (Lord Bannatyne) : professional singer severely injured in house fire. Proof on liability and quantum. High six figure sum awarded.

Morag Harrison v Compass Group (2017) SC Edin 42 : successful expenses motion including certification of experts, junior counsel and full litigation expenses.

John McIntosh v Aviva and Thomson (2018) SC Edin 2 : motorcyclist RTA.  Liability denied.  8 day Proof; 100% successful after judgment.  Damages agreed £100,000.

Also Chambers 2016has following quotes: “broad personal injury practice and has ancillary expertise in clinical negligence” “He is steady and gives considered opinions. He is fantastic with clients”   

  • LL.B University of Aberdeen

Areas of expertise


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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.