Welcome to the Hastie Stable of Scottish Advocates

The Hastie Stable of Advocates was founded in 1991 and currently comprises 50 Members practising from the Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh. We aim to provide a quality, efficient and friendly service to Solicitors and others who instruct our Members, and to improve the service offered wherever possible.

We provide the highest standards of effective and reliable representation and advice in all areas of civil and criminal law, and at all levels of court or tribunal. Susan Hastie is a highly regarded Clerk with around 20 years’ experience. Our reputation has been built on being friendly, approachable and efficient. Susan Hastie and her Deputy Clerks welcome inquiries about Counsel’s experience and expertise. They are always happy to suggest individuals with knowledge of a particular field of work, to agree fees and time scales for work and to advise on what papers will require to be sent to Counsel. Alternatively, Advocates may be contacted individually and can return work by e-mail.

To find Counsel with experience of a specific area of work, Solicitors can also click on “Areas of Practice” to the left or along the top of this page, and select the specific topic from the more detailed list that appears. We have an active Markteting Committee which hosts a number of seminars each year.

The Hastie Stable is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

Solicitors' comments:

"I have found the Hastie Clerks' office particularly efficient - their responses to email come back in minutes."

"I tend to contact Susan Hastie as she has a track record in recommending suitable Counsel."

"Susan Hastie has excellent interpersonal skills."

The Hastie Stable "plays host to a number of fine performers" – Chambers

If you would like access to Hastie Stable diaries, please contact any of the clerks.

Latest News

Hastie Stable’s Mungo Bovey successfully represents appellants before the Supreme Court

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Michael Dempsey joins the Hastie Stable

Hastie Stable is pleased to announce its new member Michael Dempsey Michael Dempsey called to the bar on Friday 14 July, joining Hastie Stable. P... READ MORE

Alan Caskie - Success in the Inner House - Chinese mother of 2 wins Asylum Appeal

A Chinese woman who claimed she would be persecuted if returned to her home country having had two children out of wedlock has successfully challen... READ MORE