David Turner

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Roisin A Higgins KC
Matthew D Jackson KC
Anna I Poole KC


davidturner@amadvocates.co.uk Telephone number available from Clerks upon request

Practice Profile

David represents clients in all areas of commercial and personal disputes. He appears regularly in the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session and in Sheriff Courts across Scotland. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and frequently represents clients in at arbitration and mediation.

In addition to his expertise in general contractual matters, David has significant experience in property litigation (including landlord and tenant), banking and credit, PFI and procurement disputes. David has assisted clients in a number of other specialist areas including: corporate governance, insolvency, insurance, judicial review, partnership, planning, product liability, professional negligence, succession, tax and trusts. He has advised clients from a number of specialist sectors, among them financial services, energy, infrastructure, construction and aviation.

David is ranked in the Chambers & Partners UK Directory for Real Estate Litigation; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Company; and Private Client, and in the Legal 500 for Property, Planning and Construction; and Commercial Disputes.

Prior to calling to the Bar, David practised for several years as a solicitor in the top-ranked Commercial Litigation team at McGrigors.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Senior Solicitor, McGrigors
Trainee Solicitor, Maclay Murray & Spens

BSc in Mathematics (Glasgow); LLB (Hons) (Glasgow); Diploma in Legal Practice (Glasgow and Strathclyde)


  • External Examiner, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member of the Faculty of Advocates Dispute Resolution Service (FDRS)
  • Member of the Scottish Planning, Local Government and Environmental Bar Group (SPLGEBG)

Selected Cases


Recommended in the Chambers & Partners Bar Guide 2024:

- Real Estate Litigation (Band 1)
- Company (Band 1)
- Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Private Client

Recommended in the Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2022:

- Property, Planning & Construction (Leading Junior - Band 1)
- Commercial Disputes

‘A fierce litigator who is quick to pick up on challenges or opportunities that arise throughout the lifespan of a case. He can break down complex legal disputes into bite-size, easy to follow, and logical points for clients to consider.'

'Go-to junior counsel. He is very knowledgable on a wide range of matters and has an incredible legal brain, and clients appreciate his ability to explain complex matters in plain English. '