Eugene P. Creally Q.C.

Year of Call: 1993

Year of Silk: 2011

Qualifications

LL.B (Hons) Queens University, Belfast

Dip.L.P. University of Edinburgh

Ph.D University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Company and commercial

Clerks

Stable telephone number

Non-FSL

Eugene Creally QC

Biography

Eugene has a broad civil law practice with particular emphasis on public law, clinical negligence, personal injury and commercial litigation.

He was a Standing counsel to the Scottish Ministers and the Advocate General for Scotland. He is instructed by Police Scotland and other public authorities. He has represented Police Scotland in a number of criminal appeals involving the recovery of privileged information, and also advised them in relation to various human rights issues. He has appeared in public enquiries and planning law challenges in the Court of Session. Between 2005 and 2010 he was counsel to the Billy Wright Inquiry, the first inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005. He is vetted to the highest level (DV). Clients have commented on his ability “to explain the process in a concise and non-patronising manner” and “to step in at the last minute and get to grips with the case”.

Cases

D v Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] CSIH 30

D v Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] CSOH 142

Forbes v Aberdeenshire Council [2010] Env LR 36

Cadder v HM Advocate [2010] 1 WLR 2601

Fisher v Applied Drilling Technology International Ltd [2016] CSOH 108

Appointments

1998-2005 Standing Counsel to Scottish Ministers

1996-2005 Legal Education & Admission Committee (Faculty of Advocates

1996-2005 Board of Examiners (Faculty of Advocates)

1996-2005 Member of the Dean's Council (Faculty of Advocates)

1999 -2003 Clerk (Faculty of Advocates)

2003-Date Vice Chairman of the Faculty of Advocates Free Legal

Services Unit

2004-2011 Member of the Court of Session Rules Council

2009-2012 Standing Counsel to Advocate General for Scotland