Leading Silks

Philip Simpson KC – Terra Firma Chambers 'An organised silk whose advocacy is direct and skilful.'

Leading Juniors

Derek Francis – Terra Firma Chambers 'Derek is diligent, thorough and efficient. His knowledge of the law is exceptional and he offers practical solutions.'
Roddy MacLeod – Terra Firma Chambers 'Roddy has a meticulous eye and demonstrates excellent preparation. An astute junior.'

Rising Stars

Sarah Trainer – Arnot Manderson Advocates 'Sarah is very knowledgeable, exudes poise and calm no matter what the case throws at her, and has a reassuring and approachable manner with clients. She is a quick thinker on her feet in court.'

Private client and family in Scottish Bar

Terra Firma Chambers

Private client law forms the backbone of Terra Firma Chambers‘ practice, with members of the stable active in complex cases involving tax and trust law matters. Philip Simpson KC (who shares dual tenancy with English set Old Square Tax Chambers) stands out for his ‘detailed knowledge of tax matters‘, and is instructed in tax litigation. The ‘talentedRoddy MacLeod has niche expertise in handling executry, succession and commissary cases, and Derek Francis is ‘very knowledgeable about trust work‘.


Terra Firma is home to a broad range of talent.’

The clerks are very helpful and respond quickly to requests.’

The clerks are always proactive. Emma Caskie-Potter deserves particular mention as someone who is always willing to go the extra mile.’