- Year of Call
- Devil Masters
- Richard Pugh (Clerk of Faculty)
- Paul Reid
- David Welsh
- Tony Lenehan
Contactgarethreid@amadvocates.co.uk 07760 187643
Gareth called to the Bar in 2022 as a recipient of a Lord Hope Scholarship, 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
Education & Professional Career to Date
MA (Hons) – University of Glasgow
LLB – University of Strathclyde
Diploma in Legal Practice – University of Glasgow
Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences – Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London
Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute – Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)
Fatal Accident Inquiries
FAI into the deaths of six people in George Square in 2014.
Two Bills for Criminal Letters (private prosecutions) against drivers following fatal road traffic collisions
The Lord Advocate asserted legal advice privilege over material being sought through commission and diligence.
Reclaiming motion concerning the Lord Advocate’s immunity from civil suit at common law.