Mary Ellen Stewart

Year of Call: 2021

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Mary Ellen Stewart called to the Bar in 2021, after training and qualifying with Brodies LLP, and latterly working there as a senior solicitor.

As a solicitor, Mary Ellen had a busy practice dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes. Her practice had a particular focus on commercial contracts, banking and finance, insolvency and professional liability litigation. When in private practice, Mary Ellen appeared in the Sheriff Courts and instructed Counsel in Court of Session cases.

Mary Ellen has a particular interest in professional liability and regulation. She also has an interest in maritime and shipping law, and is the Advocate member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Marine Law Sub-Committee. Mary Ellen is also a part-time tutor of Contract Law and Unjustified Enrichment at Edinburgh University.

Mary Ellen was appointed  to the Advocate General’s panel of Nominated Presenting Officers to the Home Office in 2021.

Mary Ellen is fluent and fully literate in Scottish Gaelic and is well placed to undertake work involving consideration of documents in Gaelic.


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Normal business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
+44 (0)131 260 5674 (9am to 5pm)

Alan Moffat

Advocates' Clerk

Working in Office

Jennifer Dunn

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

(working days Mondays to Thursdays)


Sheena Hume

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

Working Remotely

Shawn McArthur

Deputy Advocates' Clerk


Kathryn Ferguson

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

Working in Office

Emma Busby

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

  • Called to the Bar having devilled to Ewen Campbell, James T. Young and John P. McElroy – 2021
  • Qualified as a solicitor with Brodies LLP, having completed traineeship – 2018
  • Dip LP (Merit) Glasgow University – 2016
  • LLB (Distinction), Glasgow University – 2015
  • PGDE Secondary (Merit), University of Strathclyde – 2007
  • MA (Hons) Politics & Celtic Studies, Glasgow University – 2004
  • Director of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, Isle of Skye (2018 – )
  • Tutor in Contract Law and Unjustified Enrichment at University of Edinburgh (2019 – ) 
  • Member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Marine Law Sub-Committee (2021 – )