Jacqueline called to the Bar in 2016 as the Lord Reid Scholar 2015-16, having gained distinct experience of commercial and public law practice during her devilling period.
Since calling to the Bar, Jacqueline has been instructed in relation to a variety of matters, including public law, judicial review and human rights proceedings, contractual disputes, professional liability, media law and public inquiry. She has appeared before the sheriff courts, Sheriff Appeal Court, Court of Session (Inner and Outer Houses), and United Kingdom Supreme Court.
Prior to calling to the Bar, Jacqueline worked as Law Clerk to the Lord Justice Clerk (Lord Carloway), in particular acquiring broad experience of the work of the Inner House of the Court of Session, and developing a distinct understanding of effective appellate advocacy and strength in opinion writing.
Jacqueline has a particular interest in public law, and recently spent time working as a part-time lecturer in constitutional and administrative law. She previously qualified and practised as a litigation solicitor in Edinburgh, appearing in the sheriff courts and instructing counsel in the Court of Session.