Professional Experience

Victoria called to the Bar in 2020 after gaining considerable experience as a solicitor in private practice. She was the 2019-2020 Faculty Scholar (joint).

Victoria’s principal areas of practice are in professional negligence, professional discipline and commercial disputes. She advises professionals and their insurers on a variety of disputes ranging from the defence of claims and complaints to coverage questions and other ancillary matters.   Victoria has experience of defending a wide range of professionals, including legal professionals, accountants, IFAs, brokers, architects, engineers, surveyors and teachers. As a solicitor, 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 also has experience of resolving disputes by way of mediation.

During her devilling year, Victoria gained valuable experience of commercial disputes, clinical negligence, regulatory and public law matters.

Professional Career to date

Devil Masters:   John MacGregor, Paul Reid and Tony Lenehan
June 2020: Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
2019-2020:  Devil, Faculty of Advocates
2019:  BTO Solicitors
2016-2018: Legal Director, Clyde & Co
2013-2016: Associate, Simpson & Marwick
2011-2013: Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna
2006-2011: Solicitor and then Associate, Dundas & Wilson
2004-2006: Trainee Solicitor, Dundas & Wilson

Education & Professional Qualifications

Faculty Scholarship, Faculty of Advocates (2019-2020)
Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in professional negligence law (2016)
Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2004)
LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow (2003)

Academic Awards

Law Society of Scotland Diploma Prize (2004)
Brian Lindeman Memorial Prize for Legal Skills (Mock Trial) (2004)
The Royal Faculty of Procurators Prize for Accountancy (2004)
Robert MacFarlane Bursary in Scots Law Obligations (2000)
CCH Editions Prize for Company Law (2000)
Lord Kissen Memorial Prize for Forensic Medicine (2003)