Neil Murray QC

Neil Murray QC

Year of Call: 1979
Year of Silk: 1992

Area of Practice

Criminal Appeal Court, Criminal Trial, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Health & Safety, Media, Public Law


LL.B University of Glasgow
M.A. University of Glasgow
Cert. of Prof. in Archaeology University of Glasgow

About Neil Murray QC

Having completed his law degree course at nineteen Neil continued undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Archaeology before completing a solicitor’s apprenticeship in Glasgow.

After a year running a busy court practice in Paisley he joined the Procurator Fiscal service and served four years in Glasgow, most of that as a team leader. He passed advocate in 1979 and took silk in 1992 since when he has been constantly in practice principally in the criminal courts.

He early qualified as a NITA teacher of advocacy skills both in the US and Edinburgh and sat as a Temporary Sheriff from 1988 to 2000. In 2000 and 2001 he was a practising memeber of the Law Library in Dublin.

In addition he has, since calling, been constantly employed as a legal adviser to several Scottish daily newspapers with regard to defamation and contempt of court issues, he also advises a mainstream book publisher.


Temporary Sheriff 1988-2000
Duty Lawyer to various newspapers since 1980