A Mclean

Alan W.D. McLean Q.C.

Year of Call: 1993

Year of Silk: 2008


M.A. University of Cambridge

LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Land Law

Professional liability and regulation

Alternative dispute resolution

Personal Injury


Over the years Alan has built and sustained a broad-based practice in civil litigation, appearing in a wide variety of courts and tribunals. He has specialised latterly in professional negligence (in particular, clinical negligence claims), commercial disputes and land-related cases.

Alan McLean QC holds degrees from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. He gained experience of private practice in an Edinburgh solicitors' firm, mainly in civil litigation, before coming to the Bar in 1993. He took silk in 2008.  Alan was the author of the chapters on Intellectual Property Actions in Lord Macfadyen's Court of Session Practice. He has given numerous CPD talks to solicitors, particularly on civil advocacy. He is ranked in Chambers 2015 for Clinical Negligence:
"He handles a wide range of commercial and reparation disputes for both pursuers and defenders. He has high attention to detail, is quick to respond, and deals with clients sensitively."


When Stress Fractures, 1996/97 Reparation Bulletin

"Intellectual Property Action" in Court of Session Practice, ed.

Rt. Hon. Lord Macfadyen (2005


Standing Junior Counsel, Department of Health (Whitehall) 2001-2003

Standing Junior Counsel, Health and Safety Executive (Scotland)


Board of Governors of the Fettes Trust (i.e. Governor of Fettes

College in 2015