- Year of Call
- Year of Silk
- Devil Masters
- Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC
- Gerald F Hanretty QC
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Since calling to the Bar, Shona's practice has focussed exclusively on civil work. Within that broad category, her practice has centred primarily on cases arising out of alleged professional negligence, commercial disputes and complex personal injury cases. These have ranged from cases involving wrongful birth to cases heard in the House of Lords concerning the Warsaw Convention on the carriage of passengers by air.
Shona has a considerable public law practice arising from her time as a standing junior to the Home Office, when she was also instructed to represent other UK government departments. She also holds an appointment as an ad hoc advocate depute to the Crown Office.
Shona has conducted cases in the Sheriff Court, the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session and in various tribunals as well as in the House of Lords.
Education & Professional Career to Date
Solicitor, Commercial Litigation, Dundas & Wilson CS
LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice
- Standing Junior to the Home Office (2009–2012)
- Standing Junior to the Forestry Commission (2001–2009)
- Member, Faculty of Advocates Investigating Committee
- Member, Faculty of Advocates Board of Assessors
- Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2010–2016)
- Curator of the Advocates Library
Petition of (first) The Congregation of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth and (second) The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul
For Judicial Review of a decision of the Scottish Ministers dated 28 May 2015 to appoint Ms Susan O’Brien QC as Chair to the Historical Child Abuse Inquiry in terms of section 4(1) of the Inquiries Act 2005
Herd v Clyde Helicopters  AC 534
King v Bristow Helicopters  SC (HL) 59
McFarlane v Tayside Health Board  SC 389
Scottish Ministers v Trustees of the Drummond Trust  SLT 665
Clydesdale Bank v Grantly Developments  SLT 1369
Southesk Trust Company Ltd v Angus Council & Others  CSOH6;  CSIH76
FO v Secretary of State for the Home Department  CSIH 16
Areas of Practice
Publications & Seminars
Shona presents papers regularly on topical issues, particularly in the field of professional negligence
Recommended in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2019
• Band 2 for Clinical Negligence
"An excellent negotiator. She is superbly able and achieves excellent outcomes for clients."
"Extremely clever and very persuasive."
Faculty of Advocates Instructor in Advocacy Skills Training