Faculty of Advicates Arbitration

Details of Professional Practice

Anna Poole QC has an interest in all forms of dispute resolution.  As well as her extensive court practice representing litigants in courts at all levels, she trained as a mediator (Dublin) and in arbitration (Aberdeen University, MCIArb).  She holds appointments as Arbitrator for the Motor Insurers Bureau, and as part time fee-paid judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal.  She qualified in English law as well as Scots law, and worked at Linklaters (London) and Brodies (Edinburgh) before coming to the Scots bar.  More details about Anna’s practice can be found at http://www.axiomadvocates.com/advocates/profile/anna-poole-qc


B.A. (Hons), M.A., M.St. (Oxon)

Special Interests

Company and commercial

Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Professional Memberships

The Faculty of Advocates
MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Articles in JR, SLT, Judicial Review, SLPQ, Int ILR and IJPICL,

The Scotsman, and JLSS

Court of Session Practice, Tottel (contributor)


2014: Part time fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Social

Entitlement Chamber)

2014: Chancellor of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles

2013: Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel (A Panel:

reappointed 2015)

2013: Ad Hoc Advocate Depute

2012: QC

2002-2012: Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government,

latterly as First Standing Junior 2010-2012 and Second Standing Junior

2009-2013: Scottish Public Law Group Steering Group