Andrew Young QC

Year of Call
Year of Silk
Devil Masters
JG Reid QC
Sheriff Iain Abercrombie QC

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Practice Profile

Andrew’s practice is focused predominantly in the field of private law. Andrew has considerable expertise in professional and clinical negligence cases, acting for both pursuers and defenders. He has also developed an extensive practice in personal injury cases involving catastrophic spinal and brain injuries. Andrew is regularly instructed in cases before the Commercial Court. He has acted for HM Revenue & Customs in tax cases as both junior and senior counsel, from tribunal stage to the Supreme Court.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Trainee Solicitor, Dundas & Wilson

LLB (Hons), First class; Diploma in Legal Practice


  • Chairman, Police Appeals Tribunal (2008–present)
  • Convenor, Training & Admissions Committee and Board of Assessors, Faculty of Advocates
  • Standing Junior to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1995–1997)
  • Standing Junior to HM Customs & Excise (1997–2006)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Commission and Diligence, Archibald MacSporran and Andrew Young (authors), Greens Practice Library, 1995

Gloag and Henderson: The Law of Scotland, contributor to 10th and 11th editions

'Conflict of interest in professional negligence claims' – September 2012

'Personal injury claims arising from defective products – 25 years of the Consumer Protection Act' – September 2011

'Fiduciary duties of directors and new business opportunities' – November 2010

'Mortgage fraud and claims against solicitors' – May 2010

'Loss of a chance: when it's worth a bet' – September 2009


Chambers and Partners 2018 Bar Guide:
• Band 2 for Clinical Negligence
• Band 3 for Commercial Dispute Resolution
• Band 1 for Personal Injury
• Band 1 for Professional Negligence
• Band 1 for Tax

“Andrew Young QC…impresses sources with his 'exceptional' intellect and ease of manner with clients. He is singled out for his professionalism and his 'ability to master the issues and reduce them to simple, easy to understand concepts'."

“Fellow advocates admire the ease with which 'he is able to get on top of very specialist technical issues'."

“Andrew Young QC…is 'academically minded and technically strong', earning particular praise for his meticulous and client-friendly approach. His commercial practice has a particular focus on professional negligence.”

Recommended in The Legal 500 in 2017 (Leading Silk)
"An extremely bright, able and user-friendly advocate"

Additional Information

Andrew has experience of acting as an agreed expert in the determination of contractual disputes between parties