Themis Advocates

Steven Walker QC, FCIArb

Senior Counsel

Year of call: 1999 | Year of silk: 2016

General information

Steven Walker QC is a British Queen’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.

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

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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