Carla Fraser was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 and became a Solicitor Advocate in 2014.
She came to the bar from Clyde & Co where she was a Senior Associate. Over the course of her career Carla has focussed primarily on civil litigation. However, she also has experience of criminal defence work and previously served as a Procurator Fiscal Depute.
Prior to coming to the Bar, she regularly appeared in court. She has conducted appeals, civil jury trials, criminal trials, proofs, debates and opposed motions including urgent motions for interim orders.
She had a varied practice and was instructed by insurers, public bodies and individuals in a range of public and private law matters.
She has considerable experience in all kinds of reparation work and in defending complex personal injury cases. She has also handled contractual, procurement, commercial and property related disputes such as property damage and nuisance claims and has a particular interest in the law of nuisance.
In the public law sphere she represented public bodies in judicial reviews and other actions in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session involving human rights breaches, wrongful arrests, public interest immunity, malicious prosecutions, criminal investigations, health and safety breaches, Fatal Accident Inquiries, proceeds of crime, sex offender regulation, firearms licensing, document recovery, freedom of information and data protection.
She was a Legal Adviser to the Scottish Social Services Council and a member of the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal, and in those roles gained experience of tribunals and professional regulation.
She has an interest in public law, civil liberties and human rights.
While devilling she focussed on public law and judicial review and gained experience in the field of immigration.