M Dewart

Megan Dewart

Exempted Absence

Year of Call: 2019


LLB (hons) University of Edinburgh

BCL University of Oxford

Diploma in Legal Practice University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Megan called to the Bar in 2019 as the Lord Reid Scholar 2018-2019. During her devilling period, she gained experience of public, commercial and regulatory law.

Prior to calling to the Bar, Megan worked for three years as Law Clerk to the Lord President, Lord Carloway. During that time, she assisted Lord Carloway with all aspects of his work as an appellate judge in both civil and criminal cases, including many commercial and public law appeals.

Megan previously trained and practised as a solicitor at Simpson & Marwick in Edinburgh. As a solicitor, she appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court, up to and including proof.

Megan has a keen interest in legal education and has edited two student textbooks on the Scottish legal system. She has tutored on a variety of courses at the University of Edinburgh, including in her areas of particular interest, Contract and International Private Law.