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Axiom welcomes new member Neil Deacon

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Axiom welcomes new member Neil Deacon


23 June 2022

Axiom Advocates is delighted to welcome Neil Deacon to the stable.

Neil called to the Bar today after serving for three years as Law Clerk to the Lord President of the Court of Session.  In that role, he assisted Inner House judges in appellate matters across civil law. As a qualified solicitor on secondment to the Lord President’s Private Office, Neil drafted procedural rules for civil courts and tribunals, and advised the Scottish Civil Justice Council and its sub-committees. In particular, he worked on a considerable number of cases concerning each of commercial contracts, public law, planning and tax and has more recently during devilling gained greater experience of professional and product liability, as well commercial and company law.

Neil also spent 12 months of his traineeship as a solicitor in litigation teams within the Government Legal Service for Scotland and in the Office of the Advocate General dealing and has a particular interest in competition law, which he studied at postgraduate level.

Kenny McBrearty QC, Director of Axiom stated “Neil is a welcome addition to the stable. I have no doubt he will develop a successful practice and I wish him every success in his career at the bar”.