Geoffrey D. Mitchell QC

Year of Call: 1992
Silk: 2009

07917 047164
geoffrey.mitchell@advocates.org.uk

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He combines sharp attention to detail with empathy and sensitivity in the most challenging of cases

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2020

He's very straightforward to deal with, organised and really good at looking at the bigger picture in cases

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2020

He has a wide range of experience in oral advocacy. Between 2001 and 2005, as an Advocate Depute and senior Advocate Depute (High Court prosecutor), he prosecuted serious and complex criminal cases. Since 2005 he has developed a special interest in clinical negligence (in which he is instructed both by claimants and Health Authorities) and professional negligence. He regularly appears in public and local inquiries. He appeared on behalf of the family of one of the deceased crewmen in the long running inquiry under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 into the sinking of the trawler MFV Trident.

Between 2006 and 2012 he was the Legal Assessor to the General Teaching Council for Scotland. In 2011 he was appointed Special Counsel to the Lord Justice General.

Between 2013 and 2015 he was the Director of Ampersand Advocates.

He is an instructor on the Faculty of Advocates’ Foundation Course for intrants to the Scottish Bar, and is an assessor on the Faculty’s Quality Assurance Programme. He has sat on the Faculty’s Complaints Committee, and currently sits on the Faculty’s Disciplinary Tribunal, its Board of Examiners and its Admissions Committee.

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