Shona Haldane QC

Year of Call
Year of Silk
Devil Masters
Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC
Gerald F Hanretty QC

Contact 07739 639068

Practice Profile

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

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Shona presents papers regularly on topical issues, particularly in the field of professional negligence


Recommended in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2021
• Band 2 for Clinical Negligence
• Band 3 for Personal Injury

"An extremely capable senior with a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach."
"She is a formidable opponent."

Additional Information

French, German
Faculty of Advocates Instructor in Advocacy Skills Training