D MacLeod

David Ross MacLeod

Year of Call: 2000

Optimum Advocates


Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, awarded by Chartered

Institute of Arbitrators

LL.M., The Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy

(CEPMLP), University of Dundee;

Dip. L.P., University of Glasgow;

LL.B., University of Dundee;

BA (Accountancy), Dundee Institute of Technology;

Special interests

Alternative dispute resolution



Health & Safety


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8669

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney

Nicole Ferguson


David MacLeod has experience of institutional arbitration in tribunals constituted to determine disputes under institutional rules (the 'Terms' of the London Maritime Arbitrator's Association) and ad-hoc arbitral tribunals

David MacLeod appears regularly in the High Court, Sheriff Court and various tribunals, including courts-martial and the immigration and asylum chamber.

He called to the Bar in 2000 and to the Bar of England & Wales in London in 2010; in 2009 he was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (England & Wales) and a Chartered Arbitrator.  He is also an accredited commercial mediator.

He accepts instructions to appear as Counsel before institutional and ad-hoc arbitral tribunals; he is also available as a party appointed arbitrator in Institutional and, or, ad-hoc arbitrations and is an appointee to the President's Panel of Arbitrators (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) in Scotland.  He also has a Diploma in advocacy skills in international arbitrations, awarded by the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy.



Appointed Member of Global Faculty, CEPMLP (2009)

Appointed Honarary Lecturer, CEPMLP (2008)

Faculty of Advocates Skills Instructor (2006)