Themis Advocates are delighted to welcome their newest members.

David James joins Themis with vast experience in employment law having conducted case management hearings to multi-week evidential hearings, not only on complex discrimination matters but also advising on large commercial transactions and contractual disputes. In addition, David has gained significant experience as a solicitor in clinical negligence and personal injury matters and public and fatal accident inquiries.

Iain Halliday spent 8 years as a Solicitor specialising in public law, including immigration and asylum law, retained EU law, human rights, and judicial review. He has been instructed in complex deportation, asylum, and human rights appeals including appeals against refusals of returning resident visas, spouse visas, and mental health based private life claims.

Chris Stephen comes to the Bar with a wealth of experience having been a solicitor for 12 years, 10 of which were spent in London working for the UK Government (both in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and Office of the Advocate General for Scotland (OAG)). Chris is in the process of becoming Dual Qualified as Counsel and specialises in dispute resolution, employment, commercial property and public law

Jordanna Blockley has experience in asylum and immigration matters having appeared regularly in Tribunals representing clients in asylum, immigration and deportation appeals and has a particular interest in refugee law. Jordanna has also recently gained experience in personal injury actions such as workplace accidents, industrial disease claims, product liability actions, stress at work claims, and occupier and public liability claims both for pursuers and defenders.

Welcoming them to Themis Advocates, stable director Andrew Webster QC said “We are delighted that out new members have chosen to join Themis and we welcome them heartily. Themis Advocates is committed to servicing the needs of our clients and to provide informed and effective advice and representation at all levels. Our new members add to the strength of our provision and we have every confidence that they will flourish in practise. We wish them well in their new career.” 



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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Employment Law Conference

Friday 24th May 2024

The Royal Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Themis Advocates are delighted to invite you to attend our Employment Law Conference on Friday 24th May at the Radisson Blu, High Street, Edinburgh from 1pm-5pm.  The event is free to attend, open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals and you will be accredited 3 hours CPD.


1300 hrs – Registration & Refreshments

1330 hrsKaterina SteinCase Law Update

1415 hrs – Catherine MacColl – Venturing beyond the contract – the quest for the true agreement in employment relationships

1500 hrs – Refreshment Break

1520 hrsDavid James – Whistleblowing Update

1600 hrsTim Haddow Free Speech and the Workplace

1645 hrs – Conclusion

1700 hrs – Drinks & Canapés to which all attendees are invited

To book your place please register here: