Brian Gill

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Ruth Crawford QC
Thomas L Ross

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Practice Profile

B.J. Gill has a general practice in public and commercial law, particularly in:

• immigration and asylum (Standing Junior to the Secretary of State for the Home Department since 2012);

• valuation for rating (he regularly appears in valuation appeal committees throughout Scotland, as well as the Lands Valuation Appeal Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, and is retained by the Assessors for Lothian, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire);

• planning and energy infrastructure (he has advised statutory utility companies in relation to planning and Electricity Act consents, as well as electricity and telecoms wayleaves).

Other recent matters include drafting a statutory development consent order for the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) Power Station, an English nationally significant infrastructure project under the Planning Act 2008; advising in a financial inquiry relating to Rangers FC; and appearing as junior counsel for Greater Glasgow Health Board in the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

Education & Professional Career to Date

Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Whitehall (2003–05)
Associate, Corporate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (2002–03)
Vice President, Aircraft Principal Finance Group, Morgan Stanley (2000–02)
Associate, Corporate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York and London (1995–2000)

BA (Hons) in English and French (Oxford, 1992); LLB (Edinburgh, 1994); LLM (Pennsylvania, 1995)


  • Standing Junior to the Advocate General for Scotland, primarily in relation to Home Office/UK Border Agency matters (2012–present)
  • Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Member of New York State Bar (1995–present)

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