D Hughes

Dale Hughes

Year of Call: 1993


LL.B (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Diploma in Advocacy Skills

Various Advocacy teaching and development

courses (NITA) and refreshers

Special interests

Company and commercial


Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8669

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney

Nicole Ferguson


Dale has over twenty years’ experience in all types of court work. His usual sphere of activity is the criminal courts of Scotland, specialising in serious common law and statutory crime.

Dale has been a case law reporter, prosecutor (Procurator Fiscal Depute), University tutor and lecturer. He has  undertaken a wide variety of criminal cases including murder, rape, firearms, RTA, drugs, trafficking, sexual offences, fraud and health & safety work. He has been involved in a number of successful high profile appeals involving complex legal issues.  Dale also has expertise in financial crime cases. He has given advice in a wide range of civil and criminal court and tribunal matters in relation to tax and contractual issues. He not only advises on civil disputes, but also drafts documents for court and contracts for private and commercial clients.  His primary interest is trial and appellate work but he will consider any action and cause.


Ogilvie Petitioner 1998, SCCR 187

Sher Khan v HMA 2010 HJAC 38

Bennet v HMA 2006 SCCR 187

Poole v HMA 2009 SCCR 557