Advocates Library Parliament House Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2008
Over more than 27 years at the Bar, and previously as a solicitor in private practice, Leo has gained considerable experience in all areas of Civil Litigation. He has made regular appearances in Scotland’s courts, predominantly in the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session. His area of particular expertise is personal injury, commercial disputes and professional / clinical negligence litigation. He has considerable experience leading cases with high end value. He regularly deals with highly complex legal and quantification issues. He has also been lead counsel in a number of civil jury trials. He represents both pursuers and defenders. He is generally commended by agents and clients for his down-to-earth practical approach, his coolness under fire and his high success rate; he is the favoured counsel for many of the larger firms and his diary is always busy. Leo has also qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Member of the Faculty Dispute Resolution Service. He accepts instructions in both international and domestic arbitration.