Lynsey MacDonald

Lynsey MacDonald

Year of Call: 2008

Area of Practice

Criminal Trial, Employment Law, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Health & Safety, Immigration, Media, Mental Health


LL.B. (Hons) University of Strathclyde
Dip. L.P. Glasgow graduate School of Law

About Lynsey MacDonald

Lynsey has extensive experience of criminal court practice, and has dealt with a wide variety of solemn and summary first instance cases both in the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Court. Since calling to the bar in 2008, she has acted in many cases for the defence, both as junior alone and as junior with leader. Prior to calling to the Bar she was a Procurator Fiscal for a number of years.

In addition, Lynsey has a particular interest in Appeal Court work. She has dealt with conviction and sentence appeals, along with petitions to the nobile officium and referrals by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. Lynsey has also conducted many appeals for the Crown in her capacity as an ad hoc Advocate Depute in the Appeal Court.

Separately, Lynsey has a growing civil practice, consisting of employment law, Fatal Accident Inquiries, medical negligence, along with other areas of civil law.


Edward Gallacher v HM Advocate [2012] HCJAC 121
Craig McSporran v HM Advocate [2011] HCJAC 56
HMA v Ryan McLean, Gary Mead and Barry Catrwright, unreported 19th March 2012


Ad hoc Avocate Depute (Appeal Court)
Tutor in Professional Competence Course, WS Society
Tutor in Criminal Law, Specialist Paralegal Qualification, CLT (Scotland) in association with the University of Strathclyde, 2009-2012.