Leading Juniors

Ewen BrownTerra Firma ChambersA measured junior who remains unfazed when put under pressure by judges.’
Eoghainn MacLean – Ampersand Advocates 'An extremely gifted advocate.'
Usman Tariq – Ampersand Advocates 'The most knowledgeable counsel on IP matters in Scotland. He speaks with a quiet authority.'
Mark Boni – Ampersand Advocates 'A diligent junior with a meticulous eye for detail.'
Brian CrookTerra Firma Chambers 'An efficient advocate who is very approachable and provides practical solutions.'
Gordon Watt – Terra Firma Chambers 'Gordon is very user-friendly and has a cerebral style. A junior who inspires confidence.'
Fergus Whyte – Arnot Manderson Advocates 'Fergus is very thorough. Clients like him- he gets behind their cases and does his very best. His advice is straightforward and clear.'
Timothy Young – Ampersand Advocates 'An exceptionally reliable and user-friendly advocate.'

Rising Stars

Charles Oliver – Arnot Manderson Advocates 'Charles is a very intelligent advocate who can quickly get to the heart of a dispute. He is well received by judges.'
Michael Way – Ampersand Advocates 'An impressive court performer.'

Commercial disputes in Scottish Bar

Ampersand Advocates

At Ampersand Advocates, Laura-Anne Van Der Westhuizen KC ‘provides clear and concise advice‘ on a broad range of commercial disputes, including cases with real estate, planning and insolvency aspects, and Robert Howie KC has an excellent reputation for his expertise in handling professional negligence litigation. Usman Tariq is highly regarded for advising on contentious matters involving IP issues, and Eoghainn MacLean is ‘impressive in court‘. Timothy Young ‘approaches matters with an eye on the commercial aspects of a case‘. In September 2023 Paul Reid KC took silk.


‘Alan Moffat and the Ampersand clerking team are very pro-active, very quick to respond to queries and very user friendly.’

‘Alan Moffat does very well at running a tight ship.’

‘The Ampersand clerks are very easy to deal with, friendly, responsive and helpful.’

Ampersand is one of the go-to commercial stables. They have an excellent group of advocates.’

A well-run stable.’