Linzi called to the bar in 2024 as a recipient of the Scottish Council for Law Reporting and the Lord Hope Scholarships. She is highly skilled in both written and court advocacy and has interests across both criminal and civil practice. Due to her breadth of experience, she can be instructed in a wide range of cases.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Linzi obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of St Andrews, and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Copenhagen. While studying for her master’s degree, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Copenhagen, researching drug delivery for the treatment of neurological diseases.

Linzi’s scientific background therefore makes her ideally placed to deal with highly technical evidence, such as psychiatric evidence, toxicology and forensics.

As a solicitor Linzi had a diverse practice. She worked both in high street firms and at an international law firm. She regularly appeared in Sheriff Courts all over Scotland, before a variety of tribunals, and instructed Counsel in the Court of Session and High Court.

In her practice Linzi has gained significant advocacy experience across a range of areas, including crime, commercial litigation, insolvency, public law, employment, reparation, property, family and regulatory law.

Linzi’s academic achievements and legal experience provide a unique blend of skills. These skills include that she has been praised consistently for her ability to break down complex issues into straightforward solutions for clients, agents and the Court.

Additionally, with her warm manner and no-nonsense approach, Linzi is very skilled in representing vulnerable accused and in examining witnesses.