Gavin J Anderson KC

Year of Call 2001 Year of Silk 2022

"He is an expert in his field. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, reliable and understands the need for client care, particularly concerning sensitive subject matters" - Chambers UK 2023

"He presents with gravitas whilst building rapport with, and inspiring confidence in, clients." - Legal 500 UK 2020

Gavin Anderson is currently serving as a full time Advocate Depute and is not available for general instruction.

Gavin J Anderson specialises in regulatory crime and has particular expertise in Health & Safety, Environmental and Corporate Crime Prosecutions as well as Fatal Accident Inquiries.

He appears regularly in the High Court of Justiciary, Sheriff Court and tribunals throughout Scotland.

Gavin also has experience of Professional Disciplinary proceedings, appearing regularly before a variety of regulatory tribunals, and Media Law where he has advised media organisations in relation to reporting restrictions and contempt of court issues surrounding high-profile criminal proceedings.

Representative Cases

HM Advocate v Kinning Park Nursing Home (Scotland) Limited - Fatality in nursing home

HM Advocate v Lambhill Court Care Limited - Fatality in nursing home

HM Advocate v Boswell - Fairground ride collapse – multiple injuries

HM Advocate v Y Limited (Anonymised) - Workplace fatality – car crash on vehicular test track

The Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry (Pending) - Multiple fatalities following offshore helicopter crash, Shetland

The Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry - Multiple fatalities following police helicopter crash, Glasgow

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  • Compass Chambers
    Parliament House
    EH1 1RF