LL.B (First Class) (University of Glasgow)

Dip LP (University of Glasgow)

LLM (European and Competition law) (University of Amsterdam)

Special interests

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Roddy MacLeod specialises in succession, executry and commissary cases.

He is ranked Band 1 for Private Client in the latest edition of Chambers UK: "Turns around instructions very quickly and has a real expertise in the field of contentious executry and wills cases. He is very good with clients and instils confidence in them." (Chambers UK, 2022)

Roddy’s practice encompasses disputes about a range of executry, succession and trust issues including: commissary practice; executry administration; will interpretation; challenging testamentary writings; claims for cohabitants; legal rights; judicial factory administration; domicile; trustee liability and much more. His book: "Contentious Executries" is to be published by Greens in early 2022. Roddy is a member of STEP.

Since August 2018 he has been a Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General. Roddy appears in a variety of courts throughout Scotland, including the Land Court.