Timothy Young

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Morag Ross
Garry Borland QC
Ronaldo Renucci
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Practice Profile

Timothy’s practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial litigation and arbitration, and public law disputes. He is regularly instructed before the Court of Session (both Inner and Outer House) and the Sheriff Court, as both sole counsel and together with senior counsel.

Since calling to the Bar, Timothy has gained particular experience in a number of complex and technical areas of private and commercial law. In particular: trusts and succession; tax; banking and finance; financial service regulation; aviation law; and intellectual property. In addition, he has a broad experience of professional negligence and discipline issues, contractual disputes, company law disputes, and insolvency matters.

He also has experience of judicial review in a wide variety of fields of both public and administrative law, including disputes over the validity of Scottish Parliament legislation, and alleged breaches of human rights.

In 2014 Timothy was appointed a Reporter for Session Cases.
Prior to calling to the Bar, Timothy was a solicitor with one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms, Pinsent Masons LLP.

Education & Professional Career to Date

2012 – 2013: Devil at Faculty of Advocates
2011 – 2012: Senior Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, McGrigors LLP / Pinsent Masons LLP
2008 – 2011: Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, McGrigors LLP
2006 – 2008: Trainee Solicitor, McGrigors LLP

2005 – 2006: Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law
2000 – 2004: LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Strathclyde


  • Reporter for Session Cases (2014–present)
  • Member of Arnot Manderson Advocates Management Committee (2013–present)
  • Tutor in Business Entities (and previously other subjects, including Contract and Delict) on the LLB at University of Edinburgh (2012–present)
  • Tutor in Constitutional & Administrative Law on the LLB at Napier University (2016–present)

Selected Cases

Additional Information

Timothy is a member of a number of legal groups and societies, including the Stair Society and the Scottish Public Law Group