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Queens Counsel appointment

19 September 2014

Axiom Advocates has welcomed the appointment of new silk, Garry Borland.

Four new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Alex Salmond.

The new appointees including Garry C Borland are Rhoderick R McIlvride , John J Scullion and Philip J D Simpson, who are all members of the Faculty of Advocates.

They were nominated by the Rt Hon Lord Gill, the Lord Justice General.

The rank of Queen’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts. Advocates and Solicitors with Rights of Audience in the Supreme Courts are eligible to apply to the Lord Justice General, Scotland’s senior judge. Before making nominations the Lord Justice General consults other judges, the Lord Advocate, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and the President of the Law Society of Scotland.

Roddy Dunlop QC, Stable Director commented:-

“Axiom are delighted that Garry’s excellence in advocacy has been recognised in his being awarded silk. He has for many years been recognised as pre-eminent in his specialist areas of commercial, construction and insolvency. We wish him all the best in what will surely be a successful career at the Senior bar."

A full cv for Garry can be viewed by clicking on our Advocates link:-

The full announcement can be read at:-