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Stable welcomes three newly called Advocates

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23rd June 2022

Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed Sarah Loosemore, Gareth Reid and Thomas Mulhall to the stable following their admission to the Faculty of Advocates in two calling ceremonies held in the Reading Room of the Advocates Library (pictured above) earlier today.

This follows directly on from the success of our two Better The Devil You Know Seminars where the trio, together with Megan Davidson and Jonathan Deans who are due to call to the Bar tomorrow, impressed in-person and online delegates with talks on a wide range of legal subjects.


Sarah Loosemore calls to the Scottish Bar having practised as a solicitor and barrister in Canada from 2003 to 2017. Her principal areas of experience and interest are criminal law, public law, and reparation.  She has 15 years of court experience and has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of written and oral advocacy at the first instance and appellate levels. She has appeared regularly as sole counsel and has also assisted senior counsel in complex and demanding cases for matters in the most senior courts of Ontario.  On moving to Scotland she transferred her existing skills to the field of reparation in Scots law, working on medical negligence and historic child abuse claims, as well as public inquiry work, with a litigation firm in Edinburgh.  Sarah continues to maintain interests across a wide range of criminal and civil practice areas. Her particular focus is on cases that deal with the intersection of the two, for example, claims related to historic child abuse, human rights in the prison context and extradition.


Gareth calls to the Bar as a Lord Hope Scholar.  Having fulfilled various roles with the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service Gareth has significant trial experience, having prosecuted both summary and sheriff and jury cases as a fiscal in Glasgow Sheriff Court.  In this capacity, he is well versed in leading evidence from experts, child and vulnerable witnesses in sexual and sensitive cases.  He was part of the Crown team assigned to work on the 2015 Glasgow Bin Lorry FAI. Latterly, Gareth was a senior procurator fiscal depute in Crown Office where he focused on civil cases, including the historic five-judge bench case in 2019 where the Lord Advocate’s immunity was reconsidered by the Inner House. He also has experience of working on two novel private prosecution cases which were brought before the High Court in 2016.  During devilling, Gareth gained additional experience in the areas of public law, personal injury and clinical negligence


Before to calling the bar Thomas gained 9 years of legal experience across a range of mixed practice law firms, primarily representing both pursuers and defenders in personal injury actions.  He is an experienced practitioner of civil litigation, specialising in personal injury, credit hire and professional negligence. He has a particular interest in maritime disputes.  As a solicitor he appeared in the sheriff court and Sheriff Personal Injury Court, conducting proofs and contentious hearings. Just prior to coming to the bar Thomas worked on high profile and complex cases involving allegations of historic childhood abuse.


Andrew Sutherland, Practice Manager at Arnot Manderson Advocates, said “We are delighted to welcome Sarah, Gareth and Thomas to the Stable today, and we look forward to Jonathan Deans and Megan Davidson joining them upon their anticipated calling tomorrow.  With these new Counsel in our ranks we continue to boast an enviably strong presence at the junior end of the Bar.

Our new members each have invaluable experience in Scotland’s highest courts and beyond and the complete range of work they undertake makes them a perfect fit for our stable.

A wide range of Solicitors and their clients stand to benefit from their availability and all these additions further enhance our reputation as the largest full service stable at the Scottish Bar.”


Sarah Loosemore below

Sarah Loosemore list

Gareth Reid below

Gareth Reid

Thomas Mulhall below

Thomas Mulhall list