Colin Neilson

Colin Neilson

Year of Call: 2022

Black Chambers


BSc (Hons) Mathematics Glasgow University

LL.B University of Strathclyde

Dip LP Glasgow Graduate School of Law

Special interests


Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5829

Lee-Anne Black

Emma Stoker

Steven Burns


As a solicitor, Colin trained in criminal defence and completed 15 months as a post-qualified assistant solicitor.

He acted for clients funded via the Scottish Legal Aid Board and privately. He appeared in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. He regularly instructed Counsel in the High Court at first instance and in the Appeal Court.

As Procurator Fiscal Depute Colin prosecuted cases involving violence, sexual offences, misuse of drugs, firearms, dishonesty and under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Colin has a keen interest in Crime; Public and Fatal Accident Inquiries; Public Law, including Judicial Review and Human Rights; and Professional Liability and Regulation.