Mark Boni

Year of Call: 2020

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'A diligent junior with a meticulous eye for detail.'

Legal 500, 2023

‘Mark is extremely professional in his approach. He has a good manner with clients and provides clear and concise advice on difficult legal issues.'

Legal 500, 2022

Mark Boni called to the Bar in 2020, having qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Since 2022, Mark has been ranked by Legal 500 as a tier 2 leading junior in commercial disputes.

Mark has experience in a wide range of commercial and private law litigation, with a particular interest in contractual and property disputes, prescription, personal insolvency and private client litigation.

As a solicitor and latterly associate with a well-known litigation firm, he appeared regularly for pursuers and defenders in the Sheriff Courts conducting proofs and debates, procedural hearings, opposed motions and interim orders hearings. Mark also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Mark has experience, both as a solicitor and at the Bar, of litigating in the Sheriff Courts, Sheriff Appeal Court, Lands Tribunal, Court of Session (Outer and Inner Houses) as well as the UK Supreme Court. Mark also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Whilst devilling, Mark was a Lord Hope Scholar and was involved in a variety of complex and high value cases, including professional negligence claims and intellectual property actions.

Since 2012, Mark has tutored part-time at the University of Edinburgh. He presently tutors “Commercial Law” and “Contract and Unjustified Enrichment” and previously tutored “Public Law of the UK and Scotland” and “Public Law and Individual Rights”.

Mark wrote the reissue edition of “Prescription and Limitation” in the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia (published 2023).

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Alan Moffat

Advocates' Clerk

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Jennifer Dunn

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

(working days Mondays to Thursdays)

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Sheena Hume

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Shawn McArthur

Deputy Advocates' Clerk


Kathryn Ferguson

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Emma Busby

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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  • 2012: Dip. LP, University of Edinburgh
  • 2011: LL.M (Distinction), University of Edinburgh
  • 2010: LL.B (Hons), University of Edinburgh


  • 2019/2020: Lord Hope Scholar
  • 2012: Criminal Court Practice Prize

2019 – 2020: Devil, Faculty of Advocates


  • Ross McClelland (principal)
  • Usman Tariq (subsidiary)
  • David Nicolson (criminal)

2016 – 2019: Associate, Balfour+Manson LLP

2014 – 2016: Solicitor, Balfour+Manson LLP

2012 – 2014: Trainee Solicitor, Balfour+Manson LLP

(Seats in private client, employment, medical negligence/personal injury and Sheriff Court work)


2023: Author, Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia (re reissued title for “Prescription and Limitation”)

2020: Consultant Editor, Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia (re new title for “Burial and Cremation”)

2020: Ad hoc Reporter to the Law Society of Scotland (Professional Conduct Sub-Committee)

2012 – present: Tutor, University of Edinburgh (“Commercial Law” (from 2020) and “Contract and Unjustified Enrichment” (from 2023). Previously “Public Law of the UK and Scotland” (2012-2022) and “Public Law and Individual Rights” (2013-2022))