Marian Gilmore QC

Year of Call
Year of Silk
Devil Masters
DI Mackay QC

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Practice Profile

The nature of Marian's highly specialised practice complements and consolidates her invaluable technical expertise acquired in her significant career before coming to the Bar. Marian is chiefly instructed in cases concerning clinical negligence, aviation, mental health, personal injury (particularly high value claims such as those involving serious head injuries), occupational stress, disciplinary and regulatory hearings, and fatal accident inquiries. She regularly applies her in-depth knowledge of medical, pharmaceutical, and aeronautical engineering matters in the course of her work.

Marian's experience as a Mental Health Tribunal convenor has provided insight into psychiatric disorders and their treatment. Her aviation practice in particular has required her to analyse considerable foreign law material in a variety of languages. She also draws upon her first-hand experience of military matters: Marian's husband was at one time an aeronautical engineering officer in the armed services.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Senior Legal Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline
Legal Adviser, Westland Aircraft Ltd
Legal Adviser, Societe Generale

LLB (Hons) (Edinburgh); DESU (Aix-Marseille); Dr de L'Univ (Aix-Marseille); Vans Dunlop Scholar (Edinburgh); Scholarship to Harvard Law School


  • Convenor, Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (2004–present)
  • Legal Assessor, Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006–present)
  • Chair, Police Appeals Tribunal (2013–present)
  • Convener, Pensions Appeal Tribunals for Scotland (2015–present)
  • Faculty Appointee to National Co-ordinating Committee, Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Member, Legal Education and Admission Committee
  • Member, Strategy Committee
  • Curator. Advocates Library
  • Disciplinary Rules, Investigating Committee
  • Lecturer, Professional Regulatory Law, Aberdeen University (2017–present)
  • Legally Qualified Chair, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) (2017–present)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Stable seminar on no-fault compensation

Additional Information

French, Italian
Diploma in Trial Advocacy; advocacy instructor
Attachment to the French Bar
Prepared Faculty response to Scottish Government Consultation Paper on Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
Prepared Scottish Law Commission's response to English Law Commission Consultation Paper 'Damages for Wrongful Death'
Translation of ECHR judgements for publication by W Green