B.A. University of Oxford

LL.B University of Edinburgh

LL.M European University Institute, Florence

C.E.D.R.-Accredited Mediator

Fellow, C.I.Arb

Special interests

Company and commercial

Land Law

Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Michael Upton has over two decades’ experience of commercial, planning, agricultural & tax litigation. 

He has represented amongst others Abbey Legal Protection, Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council, Aviva Insurance, Barratt Group, Carillion Construction, Edinburgh City Council, J. & E. Shepherd, Lloyds Bowmaker, Dong Energy, Dundee City Council, the D.V.L.A., Fife Council, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Mrs. Ann Gloag, Grampian Housing Association, the late Lord Gray, Greenpeace, Hamilton Academical F.C., Henderson Loggie C.A., H.M.R.C., Highland Council, John Lewis p.l.c., the Government of Libya, the Rt. Hon. the Countess of Lindsay, Moray Council, Norwich Union, Payment Protection Scotland, Quantum Claims, Raith Rovers F.C., Ross Harper & Murphy, Scottish Borders Council, Scotia Homes, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Scottish Water, South Lanarkshire Council, Stirling Council, Strathclyde Fire Brigade, the Swiss Bank Corporation, the Scottish Down’s Syndrome Association, Tayside Contracts, Tayside Regional Council, the Tay Road Bridge Joint Board, and Ueberseebank of Zurich.