Andrew Crosbie

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Practice Profile

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2013, having trained in criminal defence. He has extensive experience of criminal court advocacy, including jury trials and proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He has a particular interest in extradition law, having worked for one of Scotland’s most prolific firms in the field.

Andrew has significant experience of professional regulatory law, having worked in the Fitness to Practise Department of the Scottish Social Services Council for three years. He is an ad-hoc Reporter for the Law Society of Scotland.

Andrew also has an interest in family law; he has represented both adult and child clients before Children’s Hearings and in Sheriff Court proofs.

During his devilling period, Andrew has had considerable exposure to the fields of personal injury, defamation, immigration and Fatal Accident Inquiries. He has also delivered training in partnership with the Judicial Institute for Scotland.

Since calling, Andrew has been instructed as sole counsel in respect of a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation, including criminal trials and appeals, family, professional regulation, immigration, judicial review, defamation, personal injury and contractual dispute cases

Education & Professional Career to Date

LLB (Hons, First Class), University of Edinburgh, 2006-2010
Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh, 2011

Trainee Solicitor: Capital Defence Lawyers, 2011-2013
Legal Adviser: Scottish Court Service, 2013-2014
Solicitor, Keegan Smith SSC, 2014
Solicitor, Dunne Defence Lawyers, 2014-2016, 2019
Solicitor, Scottish Social Services Council, 2016-2019


  • Ad Hoc Reporter for the Law Society of Scotland (2019–present)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Better the Devil You Know Seminar - The SLC’s review of Cohabitation: Friends with more benefits? - 17th June 2020

Editor and publisher of Crime.Scot website