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Deals with property litigation, landlord and tenant, administrative law, judicial review, Law Society regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, commercial, reparations, Lyon. Standing junior counsel to the Ministry of Defence. R (Alconbury Developments Ltd) v SSETR (HL) 2002 (planning and Human Rights Act); County Properties Limited v Scottish Ministers (IH) 2002 (applicability of Alconbury in Scotland); Reid (Burnett’s Tr) v Grainger (HL) 2004 (off-side rule in conveyancing transactions); Stewart v Perth & Kinross Council (HL) 2004 (vires of local government licensing); Kings Own Scottish Borderers Association v Advocate General for Scotland 2006 (amalgamation of the Scottish regiments); Whitbread Group v Goldapple (OH) 2004 (test of ‘good tenantable condition and repair’); Allied Dunbar Assurance plc v Superglass Sections Ltd (OH) 2004 (dilapidations); Ferns v Scottish Homes 2007 (landlord’s liability for third party actions); South Lanarkshire Council v Lord Advocate (IH) 2001 (certificates of appropriate alternative development); Todd v Scottish Qualifications Authority (OH) 2001 (vires of examinations); Shimkova v Advocate General for Scotland (OH) 2003 (immigration); Uprichard v Fife Council (OH) 2002 (judicial review of planning consent); Sneddon v Scottish Ministers (OH) 2002 (prison officers); Carnegie v Lord Advocate (IH) 2001 (limitation); Ross & Bonnyman Ltd v Small (OH) 2001 (employee fidelity); McKellar v City of Aberdeen Council (OH) 2001 (wheely bins).
Bird Semple Fyfe Ireland WS 1989-1991; Lord Reid Scholar 1991; standing junior counsel to the Ministry of Defence 1997 to date. Contributor to Green’s ‘Litigation Styles’, writing on companies and insolvency divisions and heritable property styles.
Faculty of Advocates, in the groups for planning, local government and environmental law; mediation and dispute resolution; and European law.
Wick High School; University of Aberdeen (1988 LLB Hons; 1989 DLP).
Reading, travel, family. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Administrative and public law; Litigation - commercial; Property - litigation