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Crown appoints New Ad Hoc Advocate Deputes

Ad Hoc A.D Appointments

Arnot Manderson Advocates are delighted to announce the new appointment by Crown Office of four of its members, Catherine Smith, Neil Mackenzie, Eric Robertson and John Macpherson as Ad Hoc Advocate Deputes.  Meanwhile a further six of its members Jonathan Brodie QC, Kenneth Campbell QC, Patricia Comiskey, Nicola Gilchrist, Hugh Olson and Arabella Tait have also been re-appointed to the Crown list.

Ad Hoc Advocate Deputes are instructed by the Crown to Prosecute cases in the High Court and to represent Her Majesty’s Advocate in Appeal cases and other matters.  These Ad Hoc appointments and re-appointments sit alongside Arnot Manderson member Stephen McCloy, Advocate who is currently serving as a full time Advocate Depute.

These Counsel join a long list of Arnot Manderson seniors and juniors who have held an Ad Hoc Commission.  All will continue with their busy civil and criminal practices and remain available for instruction in each of the Practice Areas they work in.

Commenting on the new and re-appointments Arnot Manderson Practice Manager Elizabeth Manderson said “The Stable is rightfully proud to have so many of its counsel available to represent the Crown in the Highest Criminal Courts in the land. These important appointments reflect the strength and depth of the Stable both in Criminal and Civil law.”

For further information on any of these counsel please call Arnot Manderson Advocates on 0131 260 5824.


Photo of Catherine Smith Photo of Neil Mackenzie Photo of John Macpherson Photo of Eric Robertson

Clockwise: Catherine Smith, Neil Mackenzie, Eric Robertson and John Macpherson.