Stephen McCloy

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Mark SH Lindsay KC
Gerald Carroll KC

Contact 0131 260 5824 (Practice Manager)

Practice Profile

Stephen was appointed a full-time Advocate Depute in March 2013. He now prepares and prosecutes High Court cases.

In his busy practice, Stephen has maintained an interest in the commercial, banking, family and taxation matters in which he engaged in his early career. Stephen has received instructions in these and other areas of interest, appearing in the Court of Session and in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. He has been instructed as junior counsel for the Crown in a number of high profile, long running and complex criminal cases.

As a litigation solicitor, Stephen advised clients on matrimonial and family law and general legal issues. He also dealt with criminal matters. Prior to entering the legal profession, Stephen qualified and worked for PwC as a Chartered Accountant. Conducting audits of a diverse range of clients including large listed plcs, industrial manufacturing clients and pension schemes contributed to Stephen's considerable business acumen.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Solicitor, Gair & Gibson Solicitors, Falkirk (2004–06)
Trainee Solicitor, Maclay Murray & Spens (2002–04)
Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Glasgow (1997–2002), latterly an Assistant Manager
Congressional Intern in the office of Ron Packard, House of Representatives, Washington DC (1996)
President, Glasgow University Student Representative Council (1994–95), a full-time elected student sabbatical post

LLB (Hons) (Glasgow, 1994); Diploma in Legal Practice (1996); CA (2001)


  • Part time tutor/ lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative law at Napier University (2022–present)

Areas of Practice

Additional Information

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (2001–present)
Computer literate