Joe Barr re-joined the stable at the end of May 2017 after an extended absence following his cardiac arrest in 2012. We are delighted to welcome Joe back in the fold and are sure that he will pick up where he left off with his successful criminal practice.
Neil Murray QC joined us from Black Chambers in December 2016. Neil is looking to further develop his practice in Glasgow and throughout the country. We are sure his move will help him to do this. We are delighted to have him join us.
Vincent Lunny joined us from Westwater Advocates in November 2016. Vincent is based in Glasgow and felt it may be more beneficial to be in a Criminal Stable based in the West. We look forward to working with Vincent and developing his practice in the West.
Laura Reilly joined us from Black Chambers in February 2016. Laura is highly skilled in both Criminal and Family Law. We are sure this was a great move for Laura and look forward to working with her.
Niall McCluskey joined us in September 2015, coming to us from the Hastie Stable. Niall has extensive experience in various aspects of the Law. We are sure that this move will help him further develop his practice both in the West of Scotland and throughout the Country.
In the new intake for 2015 we had one devil join us:- Neil Shand.
In the new intake for 2014 we had two devils (pupils) join us:- Julian Aitken and Donna Armstrong.
Richard Aird joined us from the Murray Stable on the 8th October 2013. We believe Richard’s move will be advantageous in developing his practice here in the west as well as throughout the country in general. We are very happy to have him on board with us and are looking forward to working with him in order to achieve those aims.
James MacDonald came to us from Arnot Manderson Advocates on the 4th October 2013. James has a wealth of experience in both criminal and civil matters and we are delighted to have him on board.
Rosemary Guinnane joined us from the Black Chambers on 6th September 2013. Rosemary has a wealth of experience in both Criminal and Civil Law and we are delighted to have her on board.
Adam Ardrey joined us from the Murray Stable on 28th August 2013. We are looking forward to working with Adam and are sure that this will be a good move for him.
In the new intake for 2013 we had four devils (pupils) join us:- Greg Farrell, Wendy Hay, John McElroy and Safeena Rashid.
Sarah Livingstone came to us on 16th April 2013 having been with the Black Chambers since not long after she called to Bar in 1999. Sarah is based in Glasgow and her practice is mainly concentrated here in the City and in the West of Scotland. She decided that because of this she might gain more benefit from joining us here in Glasgow, which we are sure she will. We look forward to working closely with Sarah and assisting her in developing and progressing her practice here in Glasgow.
Derek Ogg QC joined us on 23rd November 2012 having been with the Black Chambers in Edinburgh for a number of years. Derek is recognised as one of the most senior criminal practitioners in the Country today. We are delighted to have him on board.
Dale Hughes joined us on 21st November 2012 from the Edinburgh based Connarty Stable. Dale practices mainly in Criminal Law and as such is of the view that he might better his practice with us here in Glasgow. We are sure that will prove to be the case and are very happy to him on board.
Shirley McKenna came to us on 19th November 2012. Shirley had been a member of the Connarty Stable in Edinburgh since 2005. Shirley is another of our members who lives in the city of Glasgow and has come to the conclusion that MacKinnon would be the natural home for her. We are very happy that she decided to join us and are sure that it will be a good move for her.
Edward Targowski QC came to us from the Edinburgh based Black Stable on 6th November 2012. He has decided that because we are active in Glasgow, our Stable will be a natural home for him. We are sure that this will be the case and look forward to helping him achieve his aim in further developing his practice throughout the Country. We are very happy to have him join our group of Advocates.
Lynsey Rodger joined the stable on 26th October 2012 having been a member of the Arnot Manderson stable in Edinburgh for a number of years. She has decided that Glasgow might offer her a better opportunity and is a natural base for her considering she now lives in the city. We are delighted to have her on board.
Bill Adam joined us from Connarty Advocates on 23rd April 2012. We are delighted to have him on board and we are sure that he will be able to develop his practice further here in the West.
We were delighted Louise Arrol joined us 19th December 2011. Louise came to us from the Black Chambers and has settled in very well considering Glasgow is her natural base with most of her instructing agents being situated here.
Neil Taylor moved on at the end of 2011. He has gone non-practising and become more involved in the Medical legal side of the profession working as a Consultant. We wish him well in all his future endeavours.