Neil Murray QC

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Neil Murray QC

Year of Call: 1979
Year of Silk: 1992

Area of Practice

Criminal Appeal Court, Criminal Trial, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Health & Safety, Media, Public Law

Qualifications

LL.B University of Glasgow
M.A. University of Glasgow
Cert. of Prof. in Archaeology University of Glasgow

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About Neil Murray QC

Having completed his law degree course at nineteen Neil continued undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Archaeology before completing a solicitor’s apprenticeship in Glasgow.

After a year running a busy court practice in Paisley he joined the Procurator Fiscal service and served four years in Glasgow, most of that as a team leader. He passed advocate in 1979 and took silk in 1992 since when he has been constantly in practice principally in the criminal courts.

He early qualified as a NITA teacher of advocacy skills both in the US and Edinburgh and sat as a Temporary Sheriff from 1988 to 2000. In 2000 and 2001 he was a practising memeber of the Law Library in Dublin.

In addition he has, since calling, been constantly employed as a legal adviser to several Scottish daily newspapers with regard to defamation and contempt of court issues. he also advises a mainstream book publisher.

Appointments

Temporary Sheriff 1988-2000
Duty Lawyer to various newspapers since 1980