Three new silks for Compass Chambers
Compass Chambers has announced the appointment of new silks Gavin Anderson, Calum Wilson and Richard Pugh.
The trio were among 16 new King’s Counsel appointed by His Majesty The King on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, having been nominated by the the Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway.
The rank of King’s Counsel is generally reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in practice in the Supreme Courts. Advocates and solicitors with rights of audience in the Supreme Courts are eligible to apply to the Lord Justice General. Before making nominations to the First Minister, 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.
Gavin Anderson is currently serving as a full time advocate depute. He specialises in regulatory crime and has particular expertise in health & safety, environmental and corporate crime prosecutions as well as fatal accident inquiries. He appears regularly in the High Court of Justiciary, Sheriff Court and tribunals throughout Scotland.
Calum Wilson’s practice includes all aspects of personal injury litigation in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts. He acts for pursuers and defenders and is instructed regularly by many of the leading firms in Scotland. He has a particular interest in asbestos and other industrial disease claims, fatal cases, road traffic cases, foreign travel claims and claims arising from accidents abroad.
Richard Pugh has a varied civil practice. His main areas of practice are clinical negligence, judicial review, personal injury and fatal accident inquiries. In addition, he is instructed in a number of commercial causes, particularly those with an insurance focus. He also acts in a number of defamation actions, particularly those arising out of the use of social media.
Compass practice manager Gavin Herd said: “We are delighted for Gavin, Calum and Richard on being appointed as King’s Counsel. Their appointments are very well deserved and we wish them all the best in their careers as senior counsel.”