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Axiom Advocates recognised as the “go-to” stable


17 September 2015


The Legal 500 has now published its recommendations for 2015.  Axiom Advocates is delighted to be  recognised with notable recommendations in multiple practice areas.

With ‘great strength in depth’ Axiom Advocates is ‘recognised as the “go-to&rd quo; stable for top-drawer commercial counsel with a number of well-regarded advocates’. It also has considerable expertise in public law, regulatory matters, personal injury and professional negligence. The clerks provide ‘a top-quality service’; the key contact is Lesley Flynn. In recent changes, Jonathan Brown joined the stable from Westwater Advocates, Lorna Drummond QC was appointed Sherriff and Lord Keen of Elie QC was appointed Advocate General for Scotland. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/c/scottish-bar/scottish-stables#sthash.zv2rRtG9.dpuf

Civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government)Described as ‘second to none in public law and human rights cases’, Axiom Advocates’ specialisms include judicial review, regulatory matters and public procurement. Recent highlights include the Scotch Whiskey case which concerned the scope of EU law in minimum alcohol pricing; a number of advocates from the stable were involved. 
- John MacGregor
- Jonathan Barne
- Morag Ross
- Anna Poole QC
- James Mure QC
- James Wolffe QC
- Mark Lindsay QC
- Ruth Crawford QC

Commercial litigation - Commercial litigation
Axiom Advocates is in an ‘enviable position’ as ‘the go-to stable for top-drawer commercial counsel’. The Supreme Court case, RBS v Carlyle, involved members of the stable on both sides. Lord Keen of Elie QC was appointed Advocate General for Scotland in May 2015, and Jonathan Brown joined from Westwater Advocates.
- Almira Delibegovic-Broome
- David Thomson
- Euan Duthie
- Gavin Walker
- Jonathan Broome
- Martin Richardson
- Paul O’Brien
- Susan Ower
- Jonathan Brown
- Heriot Currie QC
- James Mure QC
- James Wolffe QC
- Jonathan Lake QC
- Kenny McBrearty QC
- Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC
- Mark Lindsay QC
- Roddy Dunlop QC

Company and insolvency - Company and insolvency
Axiom Advocates houses advocates who are ‘true experts’ in company, insolvency and restructuring cases.
- Almira Delibegovic-Broome
- David Thomson
- Euan Duthie
- Susan Ower
- Garry Borland QC

Intellectual property, information technology and media - Intellectual property, information technology and media
Axiom Advocates houses expertise in media and IP litigation, representing well-known clients such as political parties, newspapers and authors. The ongoing proceedings concerning the Belle du Jour books feature among the stable’s recent work highlights.
- Paul O’Brien
- Roisin Higgins
- Alistair Clark QC
- Heriot Currie QC
- Jonathan Lake QC
- Roddy Dunlop QC

Personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence
Axiom Advocates is ‘the leading Scottish stable for professional negligence’, with an ‘unrivalled breadth of counsel’ who both defend and pursue claims against solicitors, clinicians and construction professionals among others.
- Chris Paterson
- Gavin Walker
- Helen Watts
- Martin Richardson
- Paul O’Brien
- Jonathan Brown
- Alastair Duncan QC
- Iain Ferguson QC
- Kenny McBrearty QC
- Roddy Dunlop QC

Planning, environmental and licensing - Planning, environmental and licensing
Axiom Advocates appears in disputes concerning matters of infrastructure. Recent highlights include the high-profile Trump litigation concerning an offshore wind farm. Lorna Drummond QC left the stable and is now a full-time Sheriff.
- James Mure QC
- Ruth Crawford QC

Property, construction and agriculture - Property, construction and agriculture
Axiom Advocates’ ‘strong commercial awareness’ makes it a ‘first-choice stable for construction and property disputes’.
- David Thomson
- Gavin Walker
- Jonathan Barne
- Jonathan Broome
- Martin Richardson
- Miranda Hamilton
- Garry Borland QC
- James Mure QC
- James Wolffe QC

Tax, trusts and pensions - Tax, trusts and pensions
Axiom Advocates regularly deals with high-value tax cases, acting for both private and public clients.
- James McNeill QC
- Sean Smith QC