Leading Silks

Aidan O’Neill KC - Ampersand Advocates 'He is an excellent communicator and exceedingly bright. He is also wonderfully adept under pressure.'

Leading Juniors

Mark Allison - Westwater Advocates 'Mark's strengths lie in his attention to detail, both in terms of the relevant legislation and case law, but also the facts of a case.'
Graham Dunlop - Terra Firma Chambers 'Graham is a very capable advocate. He is calm and measured yet tenacious.'
Peter Grant-Hutchison - Terra Firma Chambers 'Peter has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law and Tribunal procedure. He is well respected by judges.'
David HayWestwater AdvocatesDavid is very sound in the field of employment law. He is a good listener and has astute judgement.’
Ken McGuire - Westwater Advocates 'Ken is extremely client friendly, and communicates with instructing counsel and clients to help them understand the legal and practical issues at hand.'
Maurice O’Carroll - Terra Firma Chambers 'Maurice has a reassuringly calm but collected manner when it comes to advocacy.'

Employment in Scottish Bar

Westwater Advocates

Westwater Advocates houses a number of juniors active in employment cases for public and private sector entities. David Hay is ‘approachable, reasonable and calm in a tribunal‘, and is well known for his strength in advising on discrimination claims. Ken McGuire is regularly instructed in cases involving equal pay, TUPE, discrimination and industrial relations issues. Mark Allison successfully represented the claimant, a female former firearms officer, in an employment tribunal case against Police Scotland concerning claims of sex discrimination and victimisation.



High quality counsel.’


Sheila Westwater and Christina Ballantyne make the process of instructing counsel effortless and are always on hand to provide a response.’

Extremely approachable.’

The clerks of Westwater Advocates are incredibly efficient and responsive to every enquiry. Sheila, Christina and Debbie are all fantastic!

They respond very quickly to any queries and are very helpful.’

Terra Firma Chambers

At Terra Firma Chambers, Graham Dunlop is sought after for his expertise in acting for respondents in employment cases, and is well known for his strength in handling redundancy work, and Maurice O’Carroll represents union-backed employees and respondents in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE and discrimination cases. Peter Grant-Hutchison‘s recent workload includes cases of whistleblowing and allegations of discrimination.



The clerks have been unfailingly helpful.’

Helpful and responsive.’

The service from the clerks has always been exceptional.’