LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Bryan Heaney enjoys a practice across a wide range of subject areas and his interests are detailed on the Westwater Advocates webpage.

Bryan has been a standing junior to the Scottish Ministers for more than ten years, dealing with cases on topics as diverse as agricultural subsidies, land valuation and recovery or proceeds of crime (to name but a few). This has given him invaluable experience in public and administrative law.

Bryan has been involved in numerous substantial personal injury and clinical negligence cases including claims for catastrophic injury.

Bryan is a Legal Assessor to the General Teaching Council for Scotland Fitness to Practice Panel. He is the secretary of the Faculty of Advocates, Trusts, Fiduciaries and Executries Group and is a reporter for the Times Law Reports and Lloyd's Law Reports (Financial Crime). He writes the Court of Session Cases column for Green’s Civil Practice Bulletin.


Scottish Ministers v Mirza [2014] CSIH 103; 2015 S.L.T. 20

Scottish Ministers v Stirton [2013] CSIH 81; 2014 S.C. 218

Phee v Gordon [2013] CSIH 18; 2013 S.C. 379

H v H [2012] CSOH 126; 2012 S.L.T. 1101

Stewart v Malik [2009] CSIH 5; 2009 S.C. 265


Reporter, Times Law Reports


Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Executive 2004 -

Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government (since 2005)

Legal Assessor to the Disciplinary Panel of the General Teaching

Council for Scotland (since 2010)