LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial


Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5830

Emma Potter

Andrew Veitch

Tracy Whitelaw


Maurice O'Carroll qualified as a solicitor in 1991 with a commercial law firm and thereafter worked in Brussels for two years after a period of training with the European Commission.

He studied law at Edinburgh University, graduating with an Honours degree in 1988.   In 1995, Maurice called to the Scottish Bar where now specialises in Employment, Commercial, Public and Planning Law.   

Maurice is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Secretary of the Faculty of Advocates Employment Law Group, which he founded in 2010, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Faculty of Advocates Planning Group. 

Public appointments:
·Ad hoc Advocate Depute since 2002.
·Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government 2003-2012. 
·Legal chair for the housing bodies, Homeowner Housing Panel and Private Rented Housing Panel.
·Legal chair and Board Member of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. 


Contributor, Scottish Planning and Environmental Law Journal

Contributor, Greens' Scottish Planning Factbook


Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Executive (2003 - 2012)

Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2000 - Present)