LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial


Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation


He has a wide ranging civil practice, including family law (both financial provision and child law), commercial law and reparation.  He is regularly instructed in professional negligence cases, including medical negligence

Stephen Bell called in 1996 after 13 years in practice as a solicitor during which he was a litigation partner in firms in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. . He acts for and against private individuals and corporations. He also has experience of acting for and against local authorities, particularly in adoption applications. He provides written advice on a wide variety of matters.  

Stephen has extensive court experience. He has a busy sheriff court practice, but is also regularly instructed in the Court of Session, including the Inner House. He has tribunal experience, having appeared in the Employment Appeals Tribunal and Mental Health Tribunals. He has conducted commercial arbitrations and mediations.


M v M 2012 SC 428 (IH); 2011 SLT (Sh Ct) 170

Ahmed v Iqbal 2014 Fam LR 93

DFR Properties v Glen House Properties 2007 SC 74

Sweets Services Ltd v McCallum 2005 SCLR 376

Roy v MR Pearlman Ltd 1999 SC 459