Westwater Advocates

Edinburgh Office

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Stable Director: Janys M Scott QC, 0131 226 5071
Advocates Clerk: Sheila Westwater
Deputy Clerks: Christina Ballantyne, Jane Morrison, Debbie Dawson
Silks: 6

The Chambers
Westwater Advocates is one of Scotland’s longest established and largest multi-disciplinary stables, with 36 advocate members including six silks. Sheila Westwater has been the clerk since 1991 and is assisted by Christina Ballantyne, Jane Morrison and Debbie Dawson. The clerks provide excellent service, advising on the availability and suitability of advocates for particular work and always willing to agree fees in advance.

At all levels of seniority, the stable offers advocates whose experience includes commercial, contract, construction (including adjudication), insolvency, financial provision on divorce, co-habitation and all aspects of public and private child law, employment and disciplinary matters, personal injury, professional (including medical) negligence, mental health, health and safety, agricultural, land, property, trusts and executry, pensions, media, data protection, judicial review and licensing.


James A Peoples QC (1979) (QC-1994)

Nick Ellis QC (1990) (QC-2002)

Calum H S MacNeill QC (1992) (QC-2007)

Janys M Scott QC (1992) (QC-2007)

Lynda J Brabender QC (2005) (QC-2017)

Ruth Innes QC (2005) (QC-2019)

Desmond Cheyne (1986)

Maggie Hughes (1991)

Charlotte Coutts (1991)

Ian Sharpe (1992)

Isabella Ennis (1993)

John Speir (1993)

Andrew MacMillan (1995)

Robert Hayhow (1997)

Greg Cunningham (1997)

Bryan Heaney (1999)

Greg Sanders (2001)

Laura Wray (2003)

Adrian Stalker (2007)

Alice Stobart (2007)

Kirsty Malcolm (2007)

David Hay (2008)

Alison M Wild (2008)

Colin Edward (2010)

Kenneth McGuire (2010)

Julianna F Cartwright (2011)

Neil MacDougall (2011)

Scott McAlpine (2012)

Paul McNairney (2013)

David Anderson (2014)

Rachel Shewan (2014)

Anne Bennie (2015)

Jane Rattray (2015)

Amy J Donachie (2018)

Melanie Barbour (2020)

Antonia Welsh (2020)