M Lindsay

Mark S.H. Lindsay Q.C.

Year of Call: 1996

Year of Silk: 2011


LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests

Company and commercial

Immigration and asylum

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


In 2013 Mark was appointed part-time Chairman of the Police Appeal Tribunal and became a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Judicial & Legal Studies, Port Louis, Mauritius.

Mark Lindsay qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and called to the Bar in 1996. He took Silk in 2011. His practice has been predominantly in commercial and public law. Between 2000 and 2012 he was Standing Junior Counsel to the Home Secretary. He has appeared in the House of Lords/Supreme Court on nine occasions and in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on one occasion. In public law, he advises and appears in a wide range of judicial review petitions challenging decisions of various public authorities. He has been instructed in challenges to the legislative competence of Acts of the Scottish Parliament. His commercial experience includes contractual and property disputes, shareholders disputes, directors' fiduciary duties and professional disciplinary and liability.


L Batley Pet Products v North Lanarkshire Council 2014 SLT 593; [2014] UKSC 27

IA(Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] 1 WLR 384

Zoumbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] 1 WLR 3690; [2014] 1 All ER 638

Trustees of the Lithgows Pension Scheme v Pension Protection Fund 2011 SC 426

Commonwealth Oil & Gas Company Ltd v Baxter 2010 SC 156


Standing Junior Counsel to the Home Secretary 2000-