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  1. Leading Silks
  2. Leading Juniors

Leading Silks

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    • Jonathan Barne QC - Axiom AdvocatesA very able lawyer with excellent analytical skills.
    • James Findlay QC - Terra Firma ChambersHis instinctive ability to pick out the key issues in a case borders on prescience.
    • Craig Sandison QC - Ampersand AdvocatesA masterful advocate.
    • David Thomson QC - Axiom AdvocatesAn astute advocate who always delivers in court.
    • Gavin Walker - Axiom AdvocatesHe blends subtlety and robustness to excellent effect in court.

Leading Juniors

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    • Ross Anderson - Ampersand AdvocatesDefinitely one to watch for property litigation.
    • Jonathan Broome - Axiom AdvocatesA sound legal analyst with great attention to detail.
    • Alasdair Burnet - Terra Firma ChambersParticularly good in settlement negotiations
    • Graham Dunlop - Terra Firma ChambersPragmatic, personable and approachable.
    • Dennis Garrity - Terra Firma ChambersCombines academic knowledge of the law with fantastic application
    • Robert Sutherland - Terra Firma ChambersHis attention to detail and client care is superb.
    • Timothy Young - Ampersand AdvocatesExceptionally intelligent with a gift for honing in on the points that matter.

Members of Ampersand Advocates are instructed in a wide range of commercial development and property disputes, as well as agricultural issues and nuisance claims. Timothy Young recently advised the defenders on several potential cases concerning property damage caused by incorrectly constituted mortar in the development of a large residential estate.

Members of Axiom Advocates act on a wide range of construction and property disputes, including dilapidations claims, easements, development defects and large infrastructure matters.

Terra Firma Chambers is home to several strong practitioners in the fields of property, construction and agriculture, with key areas of work including easements, leasing, landlord and tenant disputes, and dilapidations. Of recent note, Alasdair Burnet acted for a pursuer claiming £660,000 for flood damage against Highland Council, as flood defenses built by the authority redirected water to the pursuer's property.

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