A Young

Andrew R.W. Young Q.C.

Year of Call: 1992

Year of Silk: 2007


LL.B (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests

Company and commercial

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Andrew has considerable experience in high value personal injury actions involving catastrophic injuries, as well as clinical & professional negligence claims.

Andrew called to the bar in 1992 and took silk in 2007.

He has appeared in many tax cases from Tribunal level to the Supreme Court, predominantly in the field of VAT. He also has experience of commercial cases including construction disputes. 


Sharp v Thomson 1997 SC (HL) 66

Burnett Trustee v Graingers 2004 UKHL 8

HMRC v Scottish Widows 2012 SC(SC) 19

Hill v Norside Limited 2013 CSOH

Aronson v Keeper of the Registers of Scotland 2014 CSOH 175


Commission & Diligence, co-author, MacSporran & Young

Contributor, The Law of Scotland, Gloag & Henderson 10/11th ed.

Various articles in SLT and JLSS


Standing Junior Counsel, Foreign & Commonwealth Office 1995-1997

Standing Junior Counsel, H.M. Customs & Excise 1997-date