Gordon Lindhorst

A warm welcome to Gordon Lindhorst


Gordon Lindhorst has re-joined Westwater Advocates. Gordon is dual qualified as a Barrister in England as well as being a Scottish advocate.  He was appointed an Advocate Depute ad hoc in 2009 and is a visiting lecturer in British Court Practice at the University of Bonn. From 2016 to 2021 he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian Region and Convener of the Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Gordon has appeared successfully for parties in property, public passenger transport licensing, commercial and employment law cases, as well as in judicial review actions against public bodies. Case subject matter has included the right to roam legislation, failure to pay bus passenger operator supplements, Traffic Commissioner hearings, company director misfeasance and effective date employment termination in unfair dismissal.

Stable Director Janys Scott QC commented that “Gordon has a breadth of experience that brings added strength to Westwater.  His return is very welcome.”