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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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: