A Dewar

Alan R. Dewar Q.C.

Year of Call: 1989

Year of Silk: 2002


LL.B (Hons) University of Dundee

Special interests

Company and commercial


Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Alan Dewar QC was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1989, took silk in 2002, and was the Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates from 2007 to 2011.

He has appeared in a wide range of civil and criminal cases, particularly in the fields of commercial and public law, and professional and clinical negligence. He has acted for individuals, companies and public authorities in contractual and delictual disputes, public procurement, regulatory and licensing issues, as well as the Scottish Government, and agencies and bodies such as the Registers of Scotland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). He is an appointed legal adviser to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He has also appeared in a number of public inquiries, planning inquiries, fatal accident inquiries, defamation actions, and intellectual property disputes. He also has extensive experience in judicial review, human rights and immigration.


Frank Houlgate Investment Co Ltd v Biggart Baillie LLP

Cramaso LLP v Viscount Reidhaven's Trustees

Donald v Ayrshire and Arran Health Board

AXA General Insurance Ltd, Petitioners

LIDL UK GmbH v City of Glasgow licensing Board


"Explosives" Chapter in Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia


Standing Junior Counsel to the Dept. of Trade & Industry in Scotland


Advocate Depute 1996-1999

Standing Junior Counsel to the Forestry Commission 1999-2000

Standing Junior Counsel to the Scotland Office 2000-2002