N Ellis

Nicholas St. John Ellis K.C.

Year of Call: 1990

Year of Silk: 2002


LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests


Company and commercial

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation


Nick has been recommended in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for many years for commercial dispute resolution and construction

From 1985 until 1989, Nick was a litigation partner in one of Scotland’s leading commercial property firms. Nick was called to the Bar in 1990. He was appointed as a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Executive in 1997. He took silk in 2002.Over the years, he has built up a strong reputation as Senior Counsel. He has in depth experience of litigation in many areas. He has particular experience and interest in construction and contract (including commercial leases) and in negligence (including personal injury and professional negligence). He has  experience in judicial review.  He has also appeared as leading counsel in public inquiries.


Lava Luminar Ignite v Mama Group 2010 SC 310

Phee v Gordon 2013 SC 379

Apollo Engineering v James Scott 2013 SC (UKSC) 286

Hill of Rubislaw v Rubislaw Quarry 2014 CSIH 105

M & L Petitioners 2015 SLT 269