LL.B University of Strathclyde

Dip.LP University of Glasgow

M.A. (Hons) University of Glasgow

Diploma in Forensic Medical Science University of Glasgow and Society of Apothecaries of London

Special interests


Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Gareth called to the Bar in 2022 as a Lord Hope Scholar, having fulfilled various roles with COPFS.

Gareth has significant trial experience, having prosecuted both summary and sheriff and jury cases as a fiscal in Glasgow Sheriff Court. He is well versed in leading evidence from experts, child and vulnerable witnesses in sexual and sensitive cases. He was part of the Crown team assigned to work on the 2015 Glasgow Bin Lorry FAI. Latterly, Gareth was a senior procurator fiscal depute in Crown Office where he focused on civil matters, including the case in which the Lord Advocate’s immunity was reconsidered by the Inner House in 2019. He also has experience of working on two private prosecution applications which were brought before the High Court in 2016.  

During devilling, Gareth gained experience in the areas of public law, personal injury and clinical negligence.