Patricia Comiskey

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Lord Young
Ronnie Clancy QC
Brian McConnachie QC

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Practice Profile

Patricia is experienced in a range of areas of civil work. She has developed an extensive practice in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including claims of the utmost severity and complexity. She has experience in advising on and litigating in contract, insolvency, property and insurance disputes.

Patricia also has an interest in professional disciplinary work, and regularly represents the Nursing and Midwifery Council in their Fitness to Practice Hearings.

In criminal law, Patricia has experience prosecuting as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute including in attempted murders, drug offences and proceeds of crime confiscation proceedings. She has experience as junior counsel defending VAT fraud prosecutions.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Certificate of competence in mediation skills (Core Solutions Group Ltd)
Diploma in Legal Practice (Edinburgh)
LLB (Edinburgh)
PhD (Leicester Polytechnic)
MSc (Minnesota)
BSc (Hons) (Leicester Polytechnic)


  • Fellow of CIArb (2018–present)
  • Member of Faculty Dispute Resolution Service (2017–present)
  • External Counsel, Nursing and Midwifery Council (2017–present)
  • Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2015–present)
  • Instructor on Devils' training programmes (2012–present)
  • Ad hoc Advocate Depute, National Casework Division, Crown Office (2005–2009)
  • Clerk to the Examiners and Depute Clerk of Faculty (2003–2009)
  • Tutor in Evidence, School of Law, University of Edinburgh (2001–2004)

Additional Information

Treasurer of The Tumbling Lassie Committee, which raises awareness and funds in aid of victims of modern slavery and people trafficking (Feb 2015-present)

Council of the Stair Society, which promotes the study and knowledge of the history of Scots Law (Nov 2009-Apr 2015)