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Iain G. Mitchell Q.C.

Year of Call: 1976

Year of Silk: 1992


LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Intellectual Property

Media, defamation and privacy

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Iain G. Mitchell QC is ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500 for IT Law, IP Law, Public Procurement and Commercial Litigation, and has an extensive practice Land and Family Law and Banking law, particularly the mis-selling of complex financial products.

Iain G. Mitchell QC is a member of both the Scottish and English Bars with over 60 reported cases in Scotland.

He is Chairman of a CCBE Working Party and a member of a Bar Council committee, each dealing with protection of Legal Professional Privilege. a member of the CCBE IT Committee and the Bar Council IT Panel, Chairman of the Scottish Society for Computers and Law  and an Honorary Lecturer in IT Law at Münster University in Germany.

He is Joint Editor of the International Free and Open Source Law Review, and has contributed to (amongst others) Electronic Evidence (Butterworths) and Free and Open Source Software: Policy, Law and Practice (Oxford University Press).


Joint Editor, E-Law Review

Contributor, Journal of the Society for Computers & Law

Contributor, Greens Family Law Reports

Contributor to various legal and general publications

Executive Editor, Scottish Parliament Law Review


Temporary Sheriff 1992-1997

Chairman, Scottish Lawyers' European Group (Elected 2001)

Chairman, Faculty Information Technology Group

Vice-Chairman, Scottish Society for Computers & Law (Appointed