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The Society of Solicitor Advocates is run by a Committee, consisting of a President backed up by a Vice-President (Civil) and Vice President (Crime), a Secretary, a Treasurer and four other committee members, representing a variety of interests.

The Committee meets roughly every three months, to discuss and organise forthcoming events and the Society's response to any relevant consultations.

The meetings are open to all members and we are keen to involve solicitor advocates from as many areas of practice as possible. If you would like to get involved please contact our administrator -

The current committee is made up of:


Tom Marshall
Thompsons Solicitors, Glasgow

Vice President (Civil)

Rory McPherson
Thompsons Solicitors, Glasgow

Vice-President (Criminal)

John Scott QC
Capital Defence Lawyers, Edinburgh


Iain Paterson
Paterson Bell, Edinburgh


George Pollock
Pollock Ross, Stirling

Committee Member

Chris Dickson
Anderson Strathern

Committee Member

Jim Stephenson
Thorley Stephenson

Committee Member

Stuart Carson
Wilson MacLeod, Edinburgh

Committee Member

Colm Dempsey
Capital Defence Lawyers, Edinburgh

Committee Member

Gordon Martin
Martin, Johnston & Socha Limited


Committee Member

Laura Brain
Brodies LLP, Glasgow

Committee Member

Simone Sweeney
Glasgow Housing Association

Committee Member

Fraser Tait
Tait Macleod 

Committee Member

Craig Connal QC
Pinsent Masons