Professional information

  • 2024: Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
  • 2023-2024: Devil and Lord Reid Scholar. Devilmasters: David Welsh, Usman Tariq (IP & Media) and Wendy Culross (Criminal)
  • 2021-2023: Trainee Solicitor, MacRoberts LLP
  • 2020-Present: PhD Candidate in Constitutional Law, University of Glasgow (funded by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education).
  • 2015-2019: University of Strathclyde, LLB (Hons); 2019-2020: University of Glasgow, DipLP (University of Glasgow Talent Scholar)
Professional experience

Jamie specialises in Public and Commercial Law. He has particular experience in the field of constitutional law and human rights.

Jamie called to the bar as Lord Reid Scholar. In private practice, he dealt with a variety of commercial disputes and he assisted with both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work. Jamie has appeared in Sheriff Courts across Scotland and he has also assisted with various planning and insolvency matters at the Court of Session. Throughout devilling, Jamie gained additional experience in intellectual property, competition disputes and tax litigation.

Prior to his work in private practice, Jamie began his doctoral studies in constitutional law at the University of Glasgow, where he is writing a thesis on the subject of judicial review and human rights reform. As a result of his research, Jamie has an extensive knowledge of the issues which are at the heart of judicial review cases. Jamie is also a tutor at the University of Edinburgh in Public Law and has presented at a number of international conferences on Public Law and Human Rights. He is well-equipped to assist clients with public law proceedings of any kind.

Select publications
  • ‘The Nobile Officium and Public Law: An Undertapped Resource?, 12 March 2024, UKCLA Blog.
  • ‘Public Health, Proportionality, and the ‘Freedom of Halie Kirk’: On Philip & Others v Scottish Ministers’, 2022 Public Law 4.
  • ‘The Case for Conscience: On the Common Good and Conscientious Refusals in Medicine’, Volume 19, Dec 2019, Philosophical News.
  • ‘Veil Piercing in the UK: An Evolution of Doctrinal Approaches’, 2019 2 De Lege Ferenda 1.