Heriot Currie QC was called to the Bar in 1979 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1992.
He is one of the leading commercial silks at the Scottish Bar.
His broadly based practice also includes intellectual property, construction law, public procurement, competition and professional negligence. He has wide experience of public law and planning. He has been instructed in major public inquiries including those into the Piper Alpha Disaster and the Lockerbie Disaster.
He has received Band 1 recommendations in Chambers UK for Commercial Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property law and Construction law.
From 2005 to 2015 he was a practising member of the English Bar as a member of Monckton Chambers, a leading EU and Competition set.
He is a trained mediator and also accepts appointments as adjudicator and arbiter.
Recent high profile cases include advising and representing Bilfinger Berger (of Germany) in relation to the Edinburgh Tram project; representing Forth Ports at the complex public inquiry under the Harbours Act 1964 into a proposed international container terminal at Rosyth; representing the contractor in a dispute relating to a contract for the upgrading of the M74 motorway; representing Verathon Medical (of Canada) in a patent infringement litigation relating to medical instruments; and representing Hochtief (of Germany) in a multi-million dispute relating to the collapse of a tunnel forming part of a hydro-electric scheme. In 2014 he acted for Scottish Widows in an action of professional negligence brought by a pension scheme against one of SW's actuaries.
In 2015 - 16 he acted in the successful defence of one of the former administrators of Rangers Football Club against criminal charges relating to an alleged commercial fraud.
In 2015 he acted in a claim in respect of a defective hot water system in a hospital constructed under a PFI contract.
In January 2013 he was appointed by the Lord Chancellor, based on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Commission following an open competition, to be a (part-time) chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, which sits mainly in London. Chairmen of the CAT are expected to oversee 'large, high profile and complex cases often raising novel points of law and procedure.'
- HM Advocate v David Whitehouse
- Public Inquiry under Harbours Act 1964 into proposed RICT 2012
- Verathon Medical v Aircraft Medical  CSOH 19
- Inveresk plc v Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd  UKSC
- Robert Blower & Others v Eric Edwards & Scottish Widows  CSOH 34