Themis Advocates

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


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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