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Arnot Manderson Member makes a splash.

New Arnot Manderson Member makes a splash.


Since calling to the Scottish Bar in June of this year Megan Davidson has been making a splash in the legal world.  Upon completing her Devilling (a period of unpaid training which must be completed over the course of 9 months by all prospective Advocates) Megan was called to the Bar and was one of five new Advocates to join full-service Stable Arnot Manderson Advocates.  Since then the Fife resident has appeared in a number of high profile cases in both the Criminal and Civil courts across Scotland.

Her case load sees her cover complex and sensitive matters in her specialist areas of child law, criminal law and family law where she has a particular interest in human rights.  Megan was the instructing solicitor in the United Kingdom Supreme Court case of ABC (Appellant) v Principal Reporter and another (Respondents) (Scotland) In the matter of XY (Appellant) (Scotland) where she worked with fellow Arnot Manderson Advocate Nicola Gilchrist, who was later to act as Megan’s Devilmistress.  She has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and has been instructed alongside some of Scotland’s most prominent KC’s.

What her instructing solicitors may not know is that away from the law Megan has also been making waves having been a volunteer, sea-going crewmember for Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat for fourteen years, she currently fulfils the role of trainee-helm.  Fans of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea will have seen Megan and her Crewmates effecting the dramatic rescue of a Paddleboarder and Kayaker who had gotten into difficulty in the Firth of Forth just off Edinburgh’s Portobello Beach.  The rescue turned out not to be all that it seemed and if you’d like to see the outcome then Series 7 episode 9 can be found on the BBC iPlayer here.  Megan who followed her mother Liz in to the RNLI service at Kinghorn said “Volunteering for the RNLI charity is a real privilege. Our station at Kinghorn is one of Scotland’s busiest and we attend nearly 100 taskings each year looking after much of the Fife, Edinburgh, and Lothian coastline. We attend a variety of callouts and we are presented with many different scenarios when our pagers sound.”

Arnot Manderson Practice Manager, Andrew Sutherland, said “We are always happy to welcome Advocates to the Stable who have a rounded background with many strings to their bows.  It’s clear that besides a first class legal mind Megan brings a range of other skills and I’m certain her ability to think on her feet in a fast paced environment will continue to serve her clients well and just as importantly will help keep those in distress in the Firth of Forth safe as well.”

If you’d like to instruct Megan or any of her stablemates please contact the AM Clerking team whose details can be found here.  If you would like to make a donation to the vital lifesaving work of the RNLI crews around the country then please visit their Support Us page here.

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