Steven Walker KC, FCIArb

Senior Counsel

Year of call: 1999 | Year of silk: 2016

General information

Steven Walker is a British King’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.

Early in his career, he worked for the international law firm Allen & Overy. Since then, he has built a formidable reputation acting as an international commercial lawyer with a specialisation in international arbitration, energy, oil & gas, mining, commercial/corporate/financial disputes, construction and engineering.

He also advises in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters for corporate clients, private equity groups, high-net-worth private clients and family offices.

From time to time, he sits as an international arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ranked Band 1 for Property, Planning and Construction in Legal 500 UK 2024 edition“A formidable and persuasive advocate. He is an excellent commercial strategist. Clients trust and like him because he has great judgement; they often see him as their knight in shining armour.”

Areas of expertise

Legal 500 [2022] – Ranked Band 1 – Leading Silk Commercial Disputes

Steven is a formidable advocate, who exercises exceptional strategic judgement in international litigation. His cross examination style is concise and precise, and he executes it like a skilled surgeon.

Legal 500 [2022] – Ranked Band 1 – Leading Silk Construction

One of very few people in Scotland with an international construction arbitration practice – he is brilliant with clients and offers strength in depth.


T: 0131 260 5654

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.