Gordon Lindhorst called to the Scottish Bar in 1995 and has appeared in courts and tribunals in Scotland at all levels. He qualified as a Barrister in England in 2008 and is a door tenant of Dere Street Barristers. 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 the effective date of employment termination in unfair dismissal.
Renyana Stahl Anstalt v Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Parks Authority 2018 SC 406 ( SAC (Civ) 11; 2017 SLT (ShCt) 138; 2017 GWD 13-206)
JP Minicoaches Ltd and MW Nicoll Hirers (Laurencekirk) Ltd 2015 STC N&P 2058
Dundee City Council v Dundee Valuation Committee 2012 SC 463,  R.A. 101; 2012 G.W.D. 1-8
Vasella Ltd & Anor v Eyre  UKEAT 0039 11 1704
McKindless v McLaughlin  IRLR 678
Nelson v Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive 2006 SLT 157, 2006 SCLR 235, 2005 GWD 38-700
“Meeting together, coronavirus, and religious freedom” Scottish Legal News 7 December 2020
“To Swear or not to Swear?” Scottish Legal News, Annual Review 2014 page 57 (article first appeared in (2012) 176 CL&J 178)
“Corroboration Revisited” 2013 SLT(News) 147 (cited in International Journal of Evidence & Proof: E. & P. 2014, 18(1), 1-27; Juridical Review 2015, 1, 1-27)
Edinburgh University LLB (Hons)
Glasgow University Diploma LP
Heidelberg University LLM (EU and German law)
Email: Gordon Lindhorst