LL.M Commercial Law, University of Cambridge

LL.B (First Class Honours), University of Glasgow

Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law

Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Intellectual Property

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Usman Tariq specialises in commercial and public law.

He has represented clients at all levels of the court system including the UK Supreme Court. He is appointed as a Standing Junior counsel to the UK Government. He was awarded the title of "Advocate of the Year" at the Law Awards of Scotland 2017.

He is instructed in litigation and advisory work across the commercial spectrum. He is ranked as a leading junior counsel in the current editions of the directories The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Legal Who's Who (UK Bar) and the World Trademark Review 1000. His practice areas include contractual disputes, intellectual property, insolvency, company law, banking disputes, property law and professional negligence. He regularly appears on behalf of the Advocate General for Scotland in judicial reviews in the Court of Session. 

He is the founder of the Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers’ Association (SEMLA).