New QC for Axiom Advocates
4 September 2009
Axiom Advocates has welcomed the appointment of James Mure, Advocate to Queen's Counsel.
James Mure graduated from Cambridge University and Edinburgh University. Since calling to the Bar, he has mainly practised in commercial litigation and judicial review. His commercial practice has extended to areas such as construction, leases and sale of goods.
In planning and environmental matters, James has acted for both local authorities and commercial clients. In addition to court experience, he has an advisory practice. In April 2007 he was appointed First Standing Junior to the Scottish Executive.
Those appointed Queen's Counsel were nominated by The Rt Hon Lord Hamilton, the Lord Justice General. With the agreement of the Lord Justice General, Sir William Rae acted as an independent observer for the process and provided the First Minister with a separate report on his findings.
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 recommendations, 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.
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