LL.B. (Hons) University of Glasgow

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests



Land Law

Professional liability and regulation


 I am instructed in partnership disputes: in procurement cases; in contract cases; in building contract disputes; in family cases; in personal injury cases; in passing off cases; in conveyancing cases including disputes over servitude rights of access.

I have a broad civil practice as an advocate; reflecting and building on my experience as a solicitor. I called in 2001, after having been a solicitor in private practice between 1984 and 2000. I was a lecturer and a tutor at Glasgow Graduate School of Law and  University of Strathclyde respectively. I am a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, sitting in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. I have represented litigants in tribunals, in sheriff courts, in the Court of Session and in the Supreme Court.


B -v- G

McGraddie -v- McGraddie

Reid -v- Crabbe

Lamarra -v- Capital Bank plc

Musselburgh + Fisherrow Co-Op Soc Ltd -v- Mowlem


Scottish Contributor to European Civil Practice by O'Malley and



Part-time tutor, Diploma in Legal Practice for Civil

Advocacy and Pleading,

University of Strathclyde 1995-1998

Lecturer, Civil Procedure in Legal Practice,

Glasgow Graduate School of Law,

University of Strathclyde 1998-2003

Part-time Immigration Adjudicator 2002

Member of Board of Management Langside College, Glasgow 2003-