Carla’s practice focusses on public and administrative law, health and safety, professional discipline and regulation and reparation.
She called to the Bar in 2020 having gained considerable experience as a solicitor with an international firm. She has held extended rights of audience in the civil courts as a solicitor advocate since 2014.
She was appointed as a Standing Junior to the Advocate General for Scotland in 2021.
Regularly appearing in court throughout her career, Carla has experience in conducting substantive judicial review hearings, appeals, civil jury trials, criminal trials, fatal accident inquiries, proofs, debates and opposed motions, including urgent motions for interim orders.
Carla was also previously appointed to the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal as a legal member and was formerly a legal adviser to the Scottish Social Services Council.
She also has significant experience in the field of criminal litigation, having both served as a Procurator Fiscal Depute and defended clients from prosecution.