Professional information

  • 2019: Admitted to Faculty of Advocates.
  • 2018 – 2019: Devil at Faculty of Advocates (devil masters: Gordon Balfour, Miranda Hamilton, Edith Forest).
  • 2014 – 2018: Associate at Berrymans Lace Mawer.
  • 2006 – 2014: Trainee, solicitor, associate at Harper Macleod LLP.
  • Acc, University of Glasgow (2002); LLB, University of Strathclyde (2005); Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2006); LLM Construction Law (Distinction), University of Strathclyde (2017); Faculty Scholar (2018 – 2019).
Professional experience

Murray called to the Bar in 2019 after 10 years as a solicitor in private practice. He was the 2018 – 2019 Faculty Scholar. He has a background in accountancy and an LLM in Construction Law.

Murray’s principal area of practice is in commercial law. He has a particular interest in construction and engineering litgation. He also acts for clients in commercial contract disputes, clinical and professional liability cases, actions relating to directors’ duties, dilapidation claims, and insurance matters. He is ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500. Instructing solicitors describe him as “very bright”, “commercial”, and “good on detail”. His written work is “excellent” and his advocacy style “equally strong”.

Murray appears regularly in the Court of Session (particularly the Commercial Court) and in the Sheriff Courts. He is often instructed in adjudications and also represents clients at arbitrations and mediations.

Murray tutors at the University of Glasgow.

  • Legal 500 – Recommended as leading junior in Commercial Disputes (Tier 2)

Murray’s written work is excellent, with an equally strong advocacy style. Clients love him.’ Legal 500 2022