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Stable congratulate BJ Gill KC on taking Silk

Stable congratulate BJ Gill KC on taking Silk


Arnot Manderson Advocates welcomes the news that stable member BJ Gill has been appointed King’s Counsel.  This brings the number of Senior Counsel in Scotland’s full service stable to eight.


BJ Gill is currently a full-time Advocate Depute.  Before his appointment as an Advocate Depute in 2021, he had a general practice in public and administrative law and, particularly, valuation for rating.


He was previously Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland and the Home Office and has acted in many judicial reviews and statutory appeals to the Court of Session, principally in relation to immigration/asylum and planning matters.


In valuation for rating, he has acted for both Assessors and ratepayers, in the Lands Valuation Appeal Court, local valuation appeal committees and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. He has regularly spoken at IRRV and RICS events on the subject.


Practice Manager Andrew Sutherland commented “We are delighted to see Mr Gill recognised in this way.  This is a well-deserved accolade and everyone at the stable is extremely proud.  Mr Gill enjoyed an enviable civil practice before moving to Crown Office and he exemplifies the commitment of the Stable to excellence in his areas of specialism.  I know he will continue to serve the Crown with distinction and that he will offer the highest standard of advice and representation to solicitors and clients across Scotland when he returns to civil practice”.


The rank of King’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts. Advocates and Solicitors with Rights of Audience in the Supreme Courts are eligible to apply to the Lord Justice General, Scotland’s senior judge. Before making nominations to the First Minister, the Lord Justice General consults other judges, the Lord Advocate, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and the President of the Law Society of Scotland.

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