Apply to be Core Participant

Date 12th November 2020

Alastair Duncan QC - Counsel to the Inquiry

Alastair Duncan came to the Bar in 1999. In 2006, he was appointed as a standing junior counsel to the Scottish Government, a post he continued in until becoming a QC in 2012. Alastair has a broad civil practice, with a particular emphasis upon commercial, professional liability and professional discipline cases. He has also conducted a variety of public law cases. Recent inquiry work includes the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Declan Hainey and the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

A new hearing entry

Date12th October 2020


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Ross McClelland

Ross McClelland was called to the Scottish bar in 2011.  Before that, he worked as a commercial litigation solicitor having qualified in 2001.  His legal practice focuses on commercial and property law, and he served as junior counsel to the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry.  He is a graduate of Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities

Victoria Arnott

Victoria is a graduate of the University of Glasgow.   She called to the Bar in 2020 after gaining considerable experience as a solicitor in private practice.  Victoria’s principal areas of practice are in professional negligence, professional discipline and commercial disputes. As a solicitor, she was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in professional negligence law.

John MacGregor QC - Deputy Counsel to the Inquiry

John MacGregor is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford (St Hugh’s college). He called to the bar in 2007 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2020. He specialises in commercial and public law. He has significant experience in public procurement law, having acted in most of the significant Scottish cases in the past decade.

Jim Logie

Jim Logie is a solicitor in the Government Legal Service for Scotland. Having worked as a lecturer at the University of Dundee and in private practice, he joined the then Office of the Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Scotland in 1992. Since then he has gained extensive experience across the public sector, working for both Scottish and UK Governments. Before joining the Inquiry, he headed the team in the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland responsible for conducting litigation on behalf of HMRC in Scotland.


David Anderson

David Anderson joined the Inquiry in February 2020. He worked with the Chair on the terms of reference and has been responsible for setting up the infrastructure that supports the Inquiry.  A key part of his work has been to engage a team of skilled professionals to progress the work of the Inquiry.


The Right Honourable Lord Brodie QC PC

Philip Brodie was appointed a judge of the Supreme Courts in 2002 and a member of the Inner House in 2012. He became a member of the Privy Council in 2013.

Inquiry Counsel Team

Date 7th September 2020