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AM Silk Andrew Stewart QC Returns to Civil Practice

Arnot Manderson Advocates welcomes the return of Andrew  Stewart QC to private practice.
Andrew  Stewart QC has now returned to his civil practice after four years as an Advocate Depute in Crown Office. Prior to his time in Crown Office, Andrew ran a busy practice acting in a variety of litigations including Company and Commercial Law and Insolvency matters, Public Law, Human Rights Law and Property and Planning.
Before he entered Crown Office the Legal 500 noted that Andrew is “a commercially minded lawyer, with a solid practice which includes insolvency and directors’ disqualification.”
 In addition Andrew has extensive experience of Professional Regulation and Discipline work. He is currently Chairman of the ICAS Appeal Tribunal and was Clerk to the Faculty of Advocates Disciplinary Tribunal from 2003 to 2009.  
 Andrew is also well respected for his work in cases involving Trust and Succession matters and can advise on related taxation issues.
 During his years as a Advocate Depute Andrew  has represented the Crown in numerous High Court Trials, dealing with complex and high profile cases.  He brings to his civil practice the experience which he gained in prosecuting these trials including cases involving particularly complex expert medical evidence. He appeared for the Crown in the Supreme Court and regularly in the Court of Criminal Appeal. Andrew’s work as an Advocate Depute also included giving advice and instructions on various FAIs.
Before taking silk, Andrew was Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates from 2003 to 2009, and Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry and its successor departments from 2000 to 2009.  He is editor of Session Cases, the official series of Scottish law reports, and a part-time visiting lecturer at the Université de Lorraine, France.
 Liz Manderson, Practice Manager of Arnot Manderson Advocates, said: “Andrew is a highly regarded silk and the Stable will undoubtedly benefit from the return to general practice of someone of his experience and expertise. We are certain that he will continue to make an extremely valuable contribution to the stable and in particular to our well established group of Commercial, Public Law and Human Rights Law practitioners”.