Iain Halliday

Iain Halliday

Year of Call: 2022

Themis Advocates


LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow

Dip LP University of Aberdeen

Special interests


Immigration and asylum

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Iain called to the Bar in 2022 as a Faculty Scholar.

He specialises in public law, including immigration and asylum, retained EU law, human rights, and judicial review.

Whilst devilling, Iain gained experience of drafting petitions and answers for judicial reviews and preparing notes of argument and grounds of appeal. He also gained experience of commercial procedure, drafting pleadings for breach of contract and professional negligence actions, and opinions on issues such as implied contractual terms and enforceability of a standard security.

During his time as a solicitor, Iain regularly appeared in the immigration tribunal in complex criminal deportation, EEA, human rights, and asylum appeals. He was also involved in a Sheriff Court action for damages seeking reparation following detention of fishing vessels by the Home Office.

Iain was appointed as a Nominated Presenting Officer by the Office of the Advocate General in April 2022.