M.A (Hons) (Glasgow)

PGDipEd (Strathclyde)

LL.B (Glasgow)

Dip LP (Glasgow)

Special interests

Company and commercial

Media, defamation and privacy

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Mary Ellen called to the Bar in 2021, after training and qualifying at Brodies LLP, and latterly working there as a senior solicitor.  

As a solicitor, Mary Ellen had a busy practice dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes. Her practice had a particular focus on commercial contracts, banking and finance, insolvency and professional liability litigation. When in private practice, Mary Ellen appeared in the Sheriff Courts and instructed Counsel in Court of Session cases.

Mary Ellen has a particular interest in professional liability and regulation. She also has an interest in maritime and shipping law, and is the Advocate member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Marine Law Sub-Committee. Mary Ellen is also a part-time tutor of Contract Law and Unjustified Enrichment at Edinburgh University.