Andrew R W Young QC

Year of Call
Year of Silk
Devil Masters
JG Reid QC
Sheriff Principal Iain Abercrombie QC

Contact 07739 639336

Practice Profile

Andrew’s practice is focused predominantly in the field of private law. Andrew has considerable experience in professional and clinical negligence in relation to cases involving solicitors, medical practitioners, architects, engineers, and actuaries. He also has an extensive practice acting for both pursuers and defenders in high value personal injury actions with a particular focus on catastrophic brain and spinal injuries. In this context he has experience of negotiating Periodic Payment Orders. In relation to his Tax practice, Andrew frequently acts for HMRC and Revenue Scotland but has also acted for taxpayers. He is regularly instructed in cases before the Commercial Court.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Trainee Solicitor, Dundas & Wilson

LLB (Hons), First class; Diploma in Legal Practice


  • Chairman, Competition Appeals Tribunal (part time) (2021–present)
  • Chairman, Police Appeals Tribunal (2008–present)
  • Convenor, Training & Admissions Committee and Board of Assessors, Faculty of Advocates
  • Standing Junior to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1995–1997)
  • Standing Junior to HM Customs & Excise (1997–2006)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Commission and Diligence, Archibald MacSporran and Andrew Young (authors), Greens Practice Library, 1995

Gloag and Henderson: The Law of Scotland, contributor to 10th and 11th editions

Court of Session Practice 2005, contributor


Recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 Bar Guide: ranked Band 1 for Professional Negligence, Band 1 for Personal Injury, and Band 1 for Tax. Ranked Band 2 for Clinical Negligence and Band 3 for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

‘An excellent advocate who is always very prepared and persuasive and charming in court’.

Recommended in The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2019: ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury and medical negligence

"He hones in on the core issues of a case"

Additional Information

Andrew has experience of acting as an agreed expert in the determination of contractual disputes between parties