Tim Haddow

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2016

General information

Since being admitted in July 2016, Tim has been instructed in a range of matters including immigration, human rights, property, procurement and debt actions.  He has appeard in the Upper Tribunal, the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and at Sheriff Court level.  

Tim is the only Chartered Engineer at ths Scottish Bar.  He is therefore uniquely placed to bring his technical and legal skills to bear on disputes or inquiries involving engineering, technology or project management issues.

Prior to becoming an advocate, Tim worked in private practice and on secondment to the Office of the Advocate General.  His legal experience includes general public and commercial litigation; procurement challenges; personal injury; health and safety; fatal accident inquiries; professional regulation; property; private client work; employment and criminal trials.

Before retraining for the legal profession, Tim served as a naval officer in a variety of operational, engineering, procurement and information technology roles at sea and ashore.  He also brings to his practice his experience as a charity trustee, a former member of the Children’s Panel and a campaigner for fairer access to the legal profession.

Tim is a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2020 to present), a member of the panel of Scottish counsel for the Equality and Human Rights commission (2019 to present) and was previously a Temporary Standing Junior to the Office of the Advocate General (2016 to 2020).


  • BEng(Hons) (First Class) Electronics and Electrical Engineering (University of Edinburgh, 1996)
  • Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK, 2006)
  • Graduate LLB (Distinction) (Univerity of Edinburgh, 2012)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (University of Edinburgh, 2013)


  • Morag Ross QC (public and commercial litigation, judicial review, procurement, EU Law)
  • Steve Love QC (personal injury, health and safety, FAI)
  • Tommy Ross, Advocate (criminal trials)

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.