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AM Advocates highly rated in Legal 500 Directory


Scotland’s largest full service stable Arnot Manderson Advocates have again received high praise from the Legal 500 Directory upon the release of their latest Bar Rankings.  The stable was noted as ‘Solid across a range of areas’, with the Family Law Group led by Kate Dowdalls QC containing ‘Advocates regularly instructed in a range of cases at all levels’ and a clerking team which provides ‘a very good, reliable and friendly service’.

In the Criminal field Joanna Cherry QC was noted as a leading silk, adding to her listing in the Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Professional Negligence category where she was described as ‘Fearless in her pursuit of a satisfactory outcome for the client.’

The Stable has a number of counsel with rankings across various Practice Areas including seniors Jonathan Mitchell QC in Civil Liberties, Commercial Litigation ‘An innovative advocate’ and Family Law and Iain Mitchell QC who is commended in Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property and Information Technology ‘Deep experience of IP and IT matters’. Gordon Balfour also features in more than one category being listed in Commercial Litigation and the Personal Injury and Negligence section where he was ‘Noted for his expertise in high-value professional indemnity litigation’.

Joining Gordon in the P.I., Professional and Medical Negligence rankings are Arnot Manderson Stable Director Gerry Hanretty QC who ‘Specialises in high-value personal injury cases’, Andrew Young QC ‘Advises on professional and clinical negligence matters, and has expertise in personal injury claims’  and Neil MacKenzie ‘Able, quick thinking, and thorough’Colin MacAulay QC is noted in the Health and Safety category where he is credited for his ‘Significant experience in health and safety criminal cases’ and Hugh Olson is listed as ‘A reliable source of clear and pragmatic advice in relation to property disputes’ in the Property sector.

Andrew Sutherland, Practice Manager at Arnot Manderson said: “I am delighted that the latest edition of the Legal 500 Bar Directory confirms our position as a leading full service stable.  The number of individual rankings across such a wide range of practice areas, both Civil and Criminal, highlights the strength and scope of expertise available within the Stable.”