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ARNOT MANDERSON ADVOCATES, ADVOCATES LIBRARY, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, EDINBURGH, EH1 1RF, SCOTLAND
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Work 0131 260 5824
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Fax 0131 225 3642
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ED 549302 EDINBURGH 36
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www.amadvocates.co.uk

Scottish Bar

Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government)

Advocates at Arnot Manderson Advocates specialise in public law, with particular expertise in judicial review and human rights. The stable appears in high-profile disputes, as is evident from the recent case of Doogan which concerned the scope of midwives’ right to conscientious objection.

Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government) – Leading silks

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesRecommended for public law cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesA first-rate lawyer who combines a deep understanding of legal processes with a sharp eye.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Commercial litigation

Arnot Manderson Advocates is an ‘excellent stable to deal with in commercial litigation’. Recent cases involved disputes over competition law. Work highlights have included a high-profile case involving Marks & Spencer.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Andrew Stewart QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExpertise in financial regulation cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Iain Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesStrengths in business and banking law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesTop of the Scottish Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Murphy QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExpertise in contractual, insolvency and competition law.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesCombines extensive industry knowledge with business acumen and an analytical approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and childcare

Arnot Manderson Advocates consists of ‘specialist advocates, well regarded for cross-border disputes’, as well as cases involving matrimonial finance and adoptions. The advocates are described as ‘bright and tenacious’.

Family and childcare – Leading silks

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesFantastically bright and able; unrivalled at the Scottish Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Dowdalls QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesBrings a wealth of experience and a practical approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and childcare – Leading juniors

Frank Burr - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesBrings an understated, pragmatic and incisive approach to complex cross-border cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Health and safety, and regulatory

Arnot Manderson Advocates houses Colin MacAulay QC who has considerable experience in cases involving the crossover between health and safety and criminal law.

Health and safety, and regulatory – Leading silks

Colin MacAulay QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExpertise in criminal health and safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Intellectual property, information technology and media

Advocates at Arnot Manderson Advocates are experienced in complex media and IT cases.

Intellectual property, information technology and media – Leading silks

Iain Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesAn excellent IT lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 1
Intellectual property, information technology and media – Leading juniors

Duncan Hamilton - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExperienced in high-profile defamation cases.

Ranked: tier 1

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Personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence

Arnot Manderson Advocates houses ‘a number of very able and thorough advocates’ proficient in personal injury litigation. Expertise in the stable also extends to fatal and catastrophic accident claims, and high-value clinical negligence matters.

Personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Young QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesRecommended for both catastrophic injury cases and professional negligence issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gerald Hanretty QC - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExpertise in high-value and sensitive claims.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence – Leading juniors

Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesAn excellent go-to junior counsel.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesAt the top of the junior tree.’

Ranked: tier 1

Neil Mackenzie - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExceptional knowledge of the law and the medical issues involved in occupational disease work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property, construction and agriculture

Members of Arnot Manderson Advocates have considerable experience in property cases incorporating family law matters, as seen in the case of Collins v Sweeney.

Property, construction and agriculture – Leading juniors

Frank Burr - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesExcellent ability to pick up papers and run with them, particularly in property litigation within a family law context.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesA first-rate lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Scottish stables
Stables – both civil and criminal law - ranked: tier 1

Arnot Manderson Advocates

Arnot Manderson Advocates provides ‘an excellent service across a broad range of practice areas’, with counsel providing particular expertise in public law, commercial litigation and personal injury. Andrew Sutherland, described as ‘exceptionally bright and hardworking’, heads the ‘well-resourced and exceedingly responsive’ clerking team alongside Elizabeth Manderson. Joanna Cherry QC was appointed as an MP in the 2015 elections.

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