Connarty Advocates has a wide range of experience and expertise to offer clients. Since the stable was
created in 2000, its core work has been in the criminal courts. During that time, our counsel have been involved
in some of the most high profile and complex criminal trials and appeals, acting for both prosecution and defence.
Our expertise lies in advocacy, in presenting a persuasive argument and case in any field of law or
commerce. Connarty Advocates experience extends beyond the domestic courts with members having experience before
foreign courts and on an International level.
Our range of practice does not stop at criminal law. We also offer specialist expertise in public
inquiries, fatal accident inquiries, children's referrals, family law, extradition, employment, health and
safety, insurance, media law, personal injury and professional negligence.
Our counsel offer expert legal advice and representation to private clients, corporate bodies and
associations, central and local government, a number of professional bodies and trades unions. They share
a commitment to best practice and are always keen to take up new challenges. They are seen as sensitive
and responsive to the needs of solicitors and individual clients.
Our principal clerk is Susan Connarty. Susan brings a depth of knowledge and experience that is hard
to beat. Before becoming principal clerk in 2000, she worked for an Edinburgh law firm and then for a number of
years as deputy clerk in a large criminal stable. Susan is assisted by Fiona Minto. Fiona joined Connarty
Advocates from a leading firm of Edinburgh criminal defence solicitors and brings a thorough understanding
of what solicitors and clients need from counsel and their clerks.
Susan and Fiona's priority is to provide the best service to meet each client's needs. Together they
are professional in their approach and their ability to find the right counsel for the particular case is
Clients can rely on Connarty Advocates' commitment to providing high quality legal service from the
first point of instruction until the conclusion of proceedings.