Roddy Dunlop takes silk
27 August 2010
Axiom Advocates has welcomed the appointment of Roddy Dunlop as Queen's Counsel. Those appointed were nominated by the Rt Hon Lord Hamilton, the Lord Justice General.
Roddy Dunlop called as an advocate in 1998 and since then has appeared at every level in the Scottish civil court system.
He has a particular interest in media law and at the moment is the only practising member of the Scottish Bar rated in media law by the Legal 500. His notable cases include Moore v Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail and Ewing v Times Newspapers.
Roddy's wide and varied caseload means that he is also regularly instructed in cases involving professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance claims, commercial contact disputes, construction contracts, intellectual property and judicial review.
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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