Timothy Young

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Morag Ross QC
Garry Borland QC
Ronaldo Renucci
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Practice Profile

Tim practises in Commercial law, Public law, and International Commercial Arbitration. He has worked on substantial cases in all of these areas. He is regularly instructed in complex and high profile litigations with both senior counsel and acting alone.

Tim has significant experience in all fields of Commercial law. He, particularly, enjoys instructions in complex areas such as financial services regulation, tax, trusts, intellectual property, and succession matters. He has, also, acted for commercial clients in areas such as Proceeds of Crime, Asset Recovery, and other regulatory matters. Some recent work includes: defending a former director of well known listed company in multi-million pound damages claim for breach of director’s duties; pursuing a multi-million dollar claim for breach of contract on behalf of an Oil & Gas company; acting for an insolvency practitioner in challenging prejudicial transactions with related company in relation to a commercial property development; and acting for a director of a company in a proceeds of crime matter following conviction of immigration offences. Tim regularly appears in Commercial matters in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session (including the Commercial Court).

In Public law, he has a broad experience of judicial review claims and statutory appeals in the Court of Session. He has particular experience in the fields of public procurement and professional discipline matters. He has, also, worked on cases in diverse areas such as: freedom of information; data protection; PVG and other disclosure schemes; local authority school closures; and alcohol licensing and regulation. As well as Court appearances, Tim has appeared at a wide variety of administrative tribunals, committees, and disciplinary hearings.

Tim, also, has experience of International Commercial Arbitration, under both the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and other arbitration rules.

Tim was previously a senior solicitor at international law firm, Pinsent Masons LLP. He graduated with a first class honours from the University of Strathclyde and has tutored in Business Entities and Constitutional Law at both the University of Edinburgh and Napier University.

Education & Professional Career to Date

2012 – 2013: Devil at Faculty of Advocates
2011 – 2012: Senior Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, McGrigors LLP / Pinsent Masons LLP
2008 – 2011: Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, McGrigors LLP
2006 – 2008: Trainee Solicitor, McGrigors LLP

2005 – 2006: Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law
2000 – 2004: LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Strathclyde


  • Reporter for Session Cases (2014–present)
  • Member of Arnot Manderson Advocates Management Committee (2013–present)
  • Tutor in Business Entities (and previously other subjects, including Contract and Delict) on the LLB at University of Edinburgh (2012–present)
  • Tutor in Constitutional & Administrative Law on the LLB at Napier University (2016)

Selected Cases


Recommended in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2018 - Up and coming for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Additional Information

Tim is a member of a number of legal groups and societies, including the Stair Society and the Scottish Public Law Group.
Tim is also a member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association. As part of membership, he participates in the pro bono scheme run by the FSLA for arranging advice and representation in relation to hearings in the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FCA and the Upper Tribunal.