Education & Professional Qualifications
Lord Reid Scholarship, Faculty of Advocates (2015-16)
LLM Advocacy (with Distinction), University of Strathclyde (2012-13)
Dip LP Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh (2006-07)
LLB Law (Hons) (First Class), University of Edinburgh (2002-06)
Professional Career to date
Devil Masters: Gavin MacColl, Morag Ross QC, Susan Duff
June 2016: Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
January – March 2016: Part-time Lecturer in Constitutional & Administrative Law, Edinburgh Napier University
2015 – 2016: Devil, Faculty of Advocates
2012 – 2015: Law Clerk to the Lord Justice Clerk (Lord Carloway), Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service
2012: Senior Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh
2009 – 2012: Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Fyfe Ireland LLP, Edinburgh
2009 – 2010: Part-time Tutor, University of Edinburgh
2007 – 2009: Trainee Solicitor, Fyfe Ireland LLP, Edinburgh
Jacqueline called to the Bar in 2016. She is the Lord Reid Scholar 2015-16, and has gained distinct experience of commercial and public law practice during her devilling period.
Prior to calling to the Bar, from 2012 – 2015, Jacqueline worked as Law Clerk to the Lord Justice Clerk (Lord Carloway), gaining a unique and valuable insight into the workings of the senior judiciary. She assisted Lord Carloway in the performance of his judicial functions, acquiring broad experience of the work of the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary Appeal Court. During her tenure, she developed a particular understanding of effective appellate advocacy and strength in opinion writing. She was primarily engaged in preparing appeals, noting proceedings in court, carrying out legal research and preparing draft judgments. In addition, she was regularly engaged in speech writing duties, preparing keynote and other addresses on topical legal issues to be delivered at major conferences and events.
Jacqueline has a particular interest in public law, having recently spent time working as a part-time lecturer and module leader in constitutional and administrative law at Edinburgh Napier University.
Jacqueline previously qualified and practised for a number of years as a litigation solicitor in Edinburgh, exercising rights of audience in the sheriff courts and instructing counsel in the Court of Session.
Courts & Tribunal Experience
Court of Session; High Court of Justiciary; Sheriff Courts
Appointments & Memberships
2013 – 2016: Council Member, The WS Society
2011 – present: Writer to the Signet
The plight of the landlocked proprietor 2012 SLT 243
A complainer's right to litigate – observations on the courts' relationship with the Financial Ombudsman Service and Scottish Legal Complaints Commission 2011 SLT 287
Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 – pushing the boundaries 2010 JR 263
Diligence on the dependence – a return to the old regime? 2009 SLT 71
Jacqueline is a member of the Scottish Public Law Group (SPLG), The WS Society, and The Stair Society.