Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Amber Galbraith & Barry Smith Appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Compass Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of new silks, Amber Galbraith QC and Barry Smith QC.

They have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, having been nominated by the Lord Justice General. The rank of Queen’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts. Before making nominations the Lord Justice General consults other judges, the Lord Advocate, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and the President of the Law Society of Scotland.

Amber called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in Personal Injury, Clinical and Professional Negligence, Fatal Accident Inquiries and Public Inquiries. More details about Amber can be found on her webpage here.

Barry also called to the Bar in 2005 and is a recognised specialist in Regulatory and Health & Safety work as well as Fatal Accident Inquiries. Mora details about Barry can be found on his webpage here.

Compass Chambers’ Practice Manager, Gavin Herd said “We are absolutely delighted and congratulate Amber and Barry on taking silk. Both appointments are thoroughly well deserved and they boost the options that Compass offers at Senior Counsel level across our core areas of Reparation, Regulatory Crime, Professional Negligence and Inquiries.”

Amber and Barry are among 10 new silks announced today. A copy of the announcement can be found here.

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