LL.B. (Hons) University of Glasgow

Special interests

Land Law

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Adrian has an expertise in all aspects of Housing Law and mortgage repossessions. 

He is regularly instructed by housing associations, local authorities and banks, as well as by individual defenders in eviction or mortgage repossession proceedings. He has written two books on housing law. The first, Evictions in Scotland, was published in 2007. The second edition was published by Edinburgh University Press in January 2021. His book Housing and Equality Law in Scotland was published by Shelter in 2019.

Adrian was a solicitor in private practice between 1992 and 1999, working in various aspects of civil litigation. From 1999 to 2006, he was the principal solicitor for Shelter Scotland. Adrian also has a strong interest in other areas of civil litigation, in particular: property disputes, landlord and tenant, professional negligence, debt recovery, judicial review, equality law, human rights, and education. He is regularly instructed in all of these areas.

Adrian has lengthy and extensive experience in the delivery of training.