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ARNOT MANDERSON ADVOCATES, ADVOCATES LIBRARY, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, EDINBURGH, EH1 1RF, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 260 5699
Fax:
Fax 0131 225 3642
DX:
ED 549302 EDINBURGH 36
Email:
Web:
www.amadvocates.co.uk

Scottish Bar

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

At Arnot Manderson Advocates, practitioners’ expertise includes asylum and refugee issues, human rights, immigration and mental health matters.

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

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜His practice includes international jurisdiction matters.’

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

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜A dexterous advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Commercial litigation

In addition to litigation, Arnot Manderson Advocates’ advocates are instructed in arbitrations, expert determinations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Iain Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Intelligent, articulate and authoritative.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He can find a path through seemingly impossible situations.’

Ranked: tier 1

Laurence Murphy QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Experienced across a panoply of commercial matters.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜A very skilled advocate with a systematic approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Practitioners at Arnot Manderson Advocates have expertise across the spectrum of employment matters, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and TUPE claims.

Employment – Leading juniors

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Experienced across a range of employment matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and childcare

Arnot Manderson Advocates is well known for acting in cases with cross-border elements, with members receiving instructions across the full spectrum of family and children law matters.

Family and childcare – Leading silks

Jonathan Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He has a dizzying intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Dowdalls QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜An outstanding advocate and forensic cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and childcare – Leading juniors

Alan Inglis - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜A precise advocate with great clarity of thought.’

Ranked: tier 1

Frank Burr - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Pragmatic and commercially aware.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Health and safety, and regulatory

Arnot Manderson Advocates’ members have extensive experience in high-profile public inquiries and fatal accident inquiries.

Health and safety, and regulatory – Leading silks

Colin MacAulay QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜His practice includes fatal accident inquiries.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Intellectual property, information technology and media

Arnot Manderson Advocates receives instructions from newspapers, broadcasters and individuals in cases of defamation, privacy, contempt of court and interdicts against publication; Duncan Hamilton has particular experience in these areas. Iain Mitchell QC is a key name for IT-related intellectual property matters.

Intellectual property, information technology and media – Leading silks

Iain Mitchell QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜A very intuitive silk.’

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

Duncan Hamilton - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He has a sharp eye for the issues in a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Personal injury and medical negligence

Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜has a number of high-quality advocates’ specialising in personal injury matters; medical negligence is also a key area of expertise. Gordon Balfour acted for the Ministry of Defence in Dean Holgate v The Advocate General for Scotland, concerning a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.

Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Young QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Acts for pursuers and defenders in clinical negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gerald Hanretty QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Experienced in catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases.’

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

Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Very intelligent and provides clear, concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Very personable and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nick Gardiner - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Very experienced and extremely thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

Neil Mackenzie - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Very bright and efficient, and always offers insights into cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ruth Charteris - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜An excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Professional negligence

Practitioners at Arnot Manderson Advocates handle cases involving allegations of negligence by professionals including doctors, accountants, engineers and surveyors, among others.

Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜His analytical mind enables him to get to the crux of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property, construction and agriculture

Members at Arnot Manderson Advocates are instructed in, among other areas, landlord and tenant, breach of missives, conveyancing, and niche crofting law disputes.

Property, construction and agriculture – Leading juniors

Frank Burr - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Cerebral and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Recommended for property disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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

Arnot Manderson Advocates

Arnot Manderson Advocates’ areas of expertise include commercial litigation, intellectual property, personal injury, employment and family law. It also has a notable criminal practice. The clerks are β€˜very approachable’ and β€˜efficient’; β€˜someone always gets back to you very quickly’ and β€˜they provide useful information on availability of particular advocates as well as making suggestions for alternatives, where necessary’. Leading the team, Andrew Sutherland and Elizabeth Manderson are β€˜extremely helpful in resolving all queries and cannot be faulted’.

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