Professional information

  • 2020: Called to the Bar. Devilmasters: John MacGregor KC, Paul Reid and Tony Lenehan KC
  • 2019 – 2020: Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Advocates
  • 2006 – 2019: Solicitor in private practice
  • 2016: Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in professional negligence law
  • LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow (2003); Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2004)
Professional experience

Victoria’s principal areas of practice are in professional liability, professional discipline and commercial disputes.  Victoria has experience of defending a wide range of professionals, including legal professionals, medical professionals, accountants, IFAs, brokers, architects, engineers, surveyors and teachers. Prior to calling to the Bar in 2020, Victoria was a solicitor in private practice with some of Scotland’s leadings commercial and insurance firms. In 2016, she was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in professional negligence law. Victoria has experience of litigating in the Commercial Court, the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. She has defended professionals in complaints before the SLCC, the Law Society of Scotland and ICAS.

Victoria is instructed as junior counsel to the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry.

Victoria is a Legal Assessor for the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Notable cases

Public and Administrative Law

  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association v Scottish Event Campus Limited 2022 SLT (Sh Ct) 219. An action for damages based on the Equality Act 2010.
  • 2021: Instructed as junior counsel to the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry.

Commercial

  • Grier v The Lord Advocate and Police Scotland [2022] CSIH 57. Reclaiming motion arising from the failed prosecution of an individual following the administration and liquidation of Rangers FC.
  • Cheyne v Alfred Cheyne Engineering Ltd 2021 SLT 405. A petition raised under ss.994 and 996 of the Companies Act 2006. The court held that while it was competent for a Scottish court to dismiss an unfair prejudice petition as an abuse of process, it was not appropriate to do so in this case.
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