Senior Counsel

Year of call: 1981 | Year of silk: 1998

Areas of expertise:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Land & Property and Commercial

 

John Campbell called to the Scottish Bar in 1981 and was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn in 1990. His primary practice areas are in Town and Country Planning, Energy and Land and Rural Law. 

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Year of call: 1984 | Year of silk: 1998

Areas of expertise:
Public Law

Mungo has litigated human rights cases at the highest level over a number of years, often in the House of Lords, Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court.

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Year of call: 1986 | Year of silk: 1998

Areas of expertise: Employment

Brian Napier is recognised as the leading practitioner in employment law at the Scottish bar. He is regularly instructed in complex and high-value cases, both in Scotland and England.  

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Laura Dunlop KC

Year of call: 1989 | Year of silk: 1998


 

Laura is experienced in a wide range of Civil Litigation and has long standing experience of all kinds of Personal Injury work. She currently practises mainly in Administrative Law and Professional Negligence.

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Year of call: 1990 | Year of silk: 2008

Areas of expertise: Negligence


Leo has more than 30 years litigation experience, both as a solicitor and as an Advocate. He has gained considerable experience in all areas of Civil Litigation and has made regular appearances in Scotland’s courts.

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Year of call: 1992 | Year of silk: 2018

Areas of expertise: Land & Property, Crime, CommercialEmployment, Negligence and Public Law

Andrew Webster is a redoubtable court practitioner. The UK Government’s “go to” counsel in Scotland, he offers experience in commercial, public and regulatory work, civil liberties and human rights challenges, property and planning law, and in the area of reparation.

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Year of call: 1993 | Year of silk: 2008

Areas of expertise: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Land & Property, Commercial and Negligence 

Alan McLean has acquired a broad experience and practice in civil law in his almost thirty years at the Scottish bar, particularly in the fields of reparation and damages, professional negligence (with a focus on clinical negligence), construction law and property cases.

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Year of call: 1995 | Year of silk: 2010

Areas of expertise: Crime and Negligence



Andrew Brown has returned to full time practice after serving as an Advocate Depute for over five years. During his time in Crown Office Andrew prosecuted multiple trials in the High Court, including ten murders.

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Year of call: 1999 | Year of silk: 2016

Areas of expertise: Alternative Dispute ResolutionCommercial and Public Law 

 

Steven Walker is a British Kings’s Counsel.

He is a Scottish Advocate, an English Barrister and a Cayman Islands Attorney-at-Law. He is also a registered foreign lawyer at the Bar of Western Australia.

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Year of call: 2000 | Year of silk: 2017

Areas of expertise: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Land & Property and Commercial

Since calling at the Bar, Gavin has appeared before the House of Lords, Court of Session – Inner and Outer Houses, the Scottish Land Court, the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Lands Valuation Appeals Court. Gavin maintains a busy practice specialising in commercial law.

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Year of call: 2001 | Year of silk: 2015

Areas of expertise: Commercial, Negligence and Public Law 

Areas of Practice: Varied civil practice (e.g., reparation, contentious property and executry, commercial).  Particular expertise in cross-border issues (i.e., questions of jurisdiction, choice of law, and the recognition of judgments), this being the field in which Kirsty obtained her PhD, and has published, led seminars, and given talks. 

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Year of call: 2004 | Year of silk: 2022

Areas of expertise: Crime and Public Law 

Please contact the Clerks for any information regarding Chris Pirie

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Year of call: 2006 | Year of silk: 2023

Areas of expertise: Public Law & Equality

Alan Caskie is Junior Counsel to the Inquiry. He has been an advocate since 2006 and prior to that a solicitor working in Glasgow and London. He is ranked as a leading junior counsel in the fields immigration and asylum and public law.

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Year of call: 1995 | Year of silk: 2023

Areas of expertise: NegligenceLand & Property and Commercial

As a busy and successful Junior Counsel, Mr Davidson has built up a large civil practice in many different areas of Scots Law. He has extensive experience over a wide spectrum of litigation within the reparation field, Mr Davidson’s early career concentrated on pursuing and defending high value claims. 

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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)

Please register from this link here

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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.