Tradition had effectively dictated the situation of all Stables of advocates since the inception of the Faculty of Advocates in the 1500s. The Faculty was initiated in the capital city of Edinburgh and as the structure and organisation of the Faculty evolved into a model comprising units or groups of Advocates, known as Stables, Edinburgh was their natural home and has been for most of them for the hundreds of years since then.
However, time does not stand still, so, moving with the times and because many of our members are based in and work mainly in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, we took the decision to break the mould and move to Glasgow.
Glasgow is the natural base for Mackinnon Advocates enabling us to operate in an optimum manner and provide the service required of us by our clients. However, this does not restrict us from operating in the rest of Scotland and other parts of the UK where appropriate and our members regularly appear in a professional capacity in many parts of the country.
We are essentially a group of criminal practitioners, including some of the most highly instructed in the country. However, a number of our members cover other areas of the law, allowing for a varied Practice which caters for a wide range of clients' requirements.
You can find more information about Mackinnon Advocates, our members and staff elsewhere on our website.
The majority of the members in the Stable practice Criminal Law but there a significant number who also cover different areas falling under the banner of Civil Law. Please see detail on specific areas both criminal and civil listed below as well as on individual members pages where further specific detail is shown.