- Year of Call
- Devil Masters
- Morag Ross
- Garry Borland QC
- Ronaldo Renucci
Contacttimothyyoung@amadvocates.co.uk 07825 928 600 Check Faculty diary
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)
Acted as sole counsel for a director in a debate in an Intellectual Property action. The case concerned the liability of a director for alleged infringement of a trademark by a company. The case raised complex issues of piercing the corporate veil and accessory liability of directors.
Acted as sole counsel for Mr. & Mrs. Martin in an appeal to the Inner House concerning the calling-up of a standard security, and compliance with the pre-action requirements.
McLachlan v. British Airways (2015)(unreported, Paisley Sheriff Court)
Acted as sole counsel for BA in a decision on damages for delay under Article 19 of the Montreal Convention. This case raised complex issues of the recoverability of damages for loss of enjoyment under the Montreal Convention.
Acted as sole counsel for Phoenix Life in a two-day debate in the Commercial Court in a dispute about payment of a life assurance policy held in trust. The case raised complex issues of trust law, succession, and conflict of laws.
Acted for Lormor (with Alistair Clark QC) in an appeal to the Inner House concerning service of notices to quit under a lease of commercial property.
Successful hearing on motion to grant interim interdict in respect of non-solicitation and non-dealing restrictive covenants in an employee's contract
Cases Timothy involved in as a devil (pupil advocate) include the following:
Important case about the principles to be applied in interaction between Freedom of Information legislation and Data Protection legislation (as devil to Morag Ross)
Judicial review at first instance of whether the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 is law under the Scotland Act 1998 (as devil to Morag Ross)
Judicial review of call-in notices and decision letters made by Scottish Ministers under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 in relation to proposed school closures in the Western Isles (as devil to Morag Ross)
Judicial review of Scottish Ministers decision under the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 on varying transfer conditions of prisoner’s transferred from other UK jurisdictions (as devil to Morag Ross)
Debate about compliance with time limits in bringing a action for damages for alleged breach of award of a contract under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as devil to Morag Ross)
Hearing on motion to grant an interim order to allow contract to proceed under Regulation 47A of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as devil to Morag Ross)
Debate in the Sheriff Court about correct corporate entity for bringing a damages claim under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as devil to Morag Ross)
Russell Properties (Europe) Limited v Dundas Heritable Limited & Tesco Stores Limited  CSOH 175
Interim interdict hearing in relation to enforcement of a real burden (as devil to Garry Borland)
Cases Timothy worked on as a solicitor include the following:
Contractual interpretation dispute regarding the proper construction of provisions in a syndicated loan agreement
Successful opposition to interim interdict against secure lenders from disposing of a property under a standard security on grounds of a failure to obtain best price and use of power of sale for an improper purpose
Action for recovery of a gratuitous alienation under s.242 of the Insolvency Act 1986
Dispute concerning issues of contractual notice provisions, contractual interpretation, waiver and personal bar arising from a Share Purchase Agreement
Dispute as to the existence of an implied term in a lease and whether a lease had been properly assigned
Case looking in detail at principles to be applied to contractual interpretation and rectification of a contract
Areas of Practice
Timothy is a member of a number of legal groups and societies, including the Stair Society and the Scottish Public Law Group