M Thomson

Malcolm G. Thomson Q.C.

Year of Call: 1974

Year of Silk: 1987


LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests


Planning and Environmental

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Malcolm Thomson QC has a varied civil practice which now concentrates on planning and related property matters acting for various developers, land owners, objectors, planning and roads authorities and the Scottish Ministers both at inquiries and judicial proceedings.

He has extensive experience in a variety of areas of law, including contractual disputes, reparation (including personal injury and professional negligence claims of all sorts), child care, Judicial Review, Fatal Accident Inquiries and discipline appeals for a major police force. His recent work includes advising and represented at inquiries both promoters of and objectors to flood prevention schemes. He also sits as an arbiter in various construction and property related disputes and as a temporary judge in the Court of Session.


Standing Junior Counsel, Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry Commission


Chairman, NHS Tribunal 1995-

Member, Scottish Legal Aid Board 1998-

Temporary Judge, Court of Session, 2002-2017