Advocates of the Hastie Stable

Mungo Bovey QC

Year of Call: 1984

Year of Silk: 1998

Contact

T: 0131 260 5654

hastie@advocates.org.uk

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Keeper of the Advocates Library

Further Information:

Born Glasgow, Scotland, 1 May 1959;

  • Educated Jordanhill College School, Glasgow and University of Glasgow, Glasgow;
  • Admitted to the Scottish Bar and in continuous practice since 13 July 1984;
  • Queen’s Counsel Summer 1998;
  • Admitted to the English Bar (Inner Temple) 22 November 2000;
  • Door tenant at Tooks Chambers, London from start 2001 to end 2013;
  • Consultant editor United Kingdom Human Rights Reports 2000 to 2011;
  • Legal Assessor to discipline committee of the General Teaching Council for Scotland from 2001 to 2005;
  • Admitted to the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel August 2014;
  • Chairman of Human Rights Committee of Faculty of Advocates 2005 to 2008;
  • Keeper of the Library of the Faculty of Advocates since April 2008;
  • Nominated trustee of the National Library of Scotland July 2008 to 2012;
  • Member of the legal panel of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland since 2005;
  • Chairman of triathlonscotland October 2004 to October 2006; Secretary for five years before that.
  • Part time Sheriff since May 2009

Mungo has litigated human rights cases at the highest level over a number of years, often in the House of Lords, Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court. In 2014  he successfully defended in the Supreme Court two decisions of the Inner House of the Court of Session: In A v SSHD1 the BBC sought unsuccessfully to challenge anonymity ordered for his client in an asylum case while in Secretary of State for Home Department v MN and KY [2014] UKSC 302 his challenge to the use of linguistic analysis reports in asylum cases was upheld with substantial consequences in this field.

Mungo is listed in Chambers 2016 as follows:

Administrative & Public Law Band 2

Mungo Bovey QC of Hastie Stable “Recommended for his strong administrative and public law practice which overlaps with his ancillary experience in civil liberties and criminal law. He frequently reviews the decisions of government bodies, especially as they relate to immigration.
Strengths: "He is really effective when backed into a corner because he has the intellectual skills to make good points."

Civil Liberties & Human Rights Band 2

Mungo Bovey QC of Hastie Stable “Praised by peers who highlight his tenacity as an advocate. He advises on asylum, employment and discrimination matters and has appeared before the highest UK courts and the Privy Council on numerous occasions and with great success.
Strengths: "He will always keep fighting. He's a challenging opponent."

Recent Cases:

Commercial

GEORGE WIMPEY WEST SCOTLAND LIMITED v. ALAN JOHN HENDERSON [2011] ScotSC 161 (11 October 2011)     URL: http://www.bailii.org/scot/cases/ScotSC/2011/161.html

Employment & Discrimination

MARK CHRISTOPHER SHEPHERD v. RAYMOND GEORGE MALLON [2014] ScotSC 60 (05 March 2014)    
MARK CHRISTOPHER SHEPHERD v. RAYMOND GEORGE MALLON [2014] ScotSC 60 (05 March 2014)

Phipps v. The Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh [2010] ScotCS CSOH_58 (30 April 2010)     URL:

http://www.bailii.org/scot/cases/ScotCS/2010/2010CSOH58.html

1 http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2014/25.html

2 www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2014/30.html

For help instructing Mungo Bovey please phone: 0131 260 5654 or email clerks.hastie@advocates.org.uk

 

General Information

  • Devil Masters: Lord Jones, The Right Hon. The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
  • Qualifications: LL.B University of Glasgow