R Dunlop

Roderick W. Dunlop K.C.

Year of Call: 1998

Year of Silk: 2010


LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Media, defamation and privacy

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Roddy Dunlop has a wide and varied caseload which has given him a great deal of experience in court, appearing at every level within the Scottish civil court system.

His expertise covers media law, professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance law, commercial disputes, procurement, intellectual property, human rights, prescription and limitation, and judicial review. He is the only Scottish silk to be ranked in seven separate practice areas by Chambers UK, who place him as a Band 1 Silk in the areas of professional discipline, professional negligence, commercial dispute resolution, media law, medical negligence and public procurement.


Anderson Strathern LLP v Scottish Legal Complaints Commission [2016] CSIH 71

Campbell v Peter Gordon Joiners Ltd [2016] 3 W.L.R. 294

Cayzer v Times Newspapers Ltd 2015 S.L.T. 501

Mash Holdings Ltd v Scottish Football Association Ltd [2016] CSOH 86

Kenman Holdings Ltd v Comhairle Nan Eilean [2015] CSOH 170


Ad hoc Advocate Depute

Member of Faculty of Advocates/Law Society of Scotland Liaison

Committee for Fees Resolution

Appointed Treasurer 2017 to date

Part time Chairman, Police Appeals Tribunal

Member of the Scottish Rugby Union, EPCR and Six Nations Discipline


Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government (2008-2010)