Welcome to the site of Westwater Advocates
Westwater Advocates is Scotland’s longest established and most diverse self-selecting set of Advocates practising in the Supreme Courts, Sheriff Courts and tribunals throughout the country.
All our members are, first and foremost, members of the Faculty of Advocates, the Scottish bar. However, we are all committed to the Westwater stable which has provided and, as Westwater Advocates, continues to provide a first class route of access to our members’ services.
We are a multi-disciplinary group of Advocates offering top class representation and advice in a wide range of areas of law. We offer the services of many of the most experienced and talented Advocates at the Scottish Bar.
In 2007, we became the first set of Scottish Advocates to become self-selecting and to devolve our management arrangements from the rest of the Bar, our primary motivation being our commitment to retaining what we believe to be an outstanding team of clerks which allows us to deliver the best possible service. The team is led by principal clerk Sheila Westwater who has the invaluable assistance of Christina Ballantyne and Jane Morrison. Together, they form a clerking team which is knowledgeable, experienced and always willing and able to help.
Continual improvement of our service is our aim and commitment. We are eager to learn and will always be interested to hear your feedback on the services offered by our clerking team and our members.
We hope you find our website useful and easy to navigate. Our hope is that it will help to lead you to counsel who can fully meet your particular and individual needs.