Employment Lawyer and Property Lawyer Scotland - Maurice O'Carroll Advocate

Maurice O'Carroll advocate Scotland
Maurice O'Carroll advocate Scotland


This is the website for Maurice O'Carroll, Advocate. I am a practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (otherwise referred to as the Scottish Bar) and have been since July 1995. I am also a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and was Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government for nine years between 2003 and 2012.  I am also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, hold an accreditation in Mediation and have been appointed to the list of Arbitrators, Mediators and Expert Determiners for the Faculty Dispute Resolution Service.  My main specialities are Planning Law, Employment Law and Commercial litigation in Scotland.
The purpose of this site is to inform you of the services I can provide as an advocate.    I am able to represent clients in person in courts and tribunals such as at a planning inquiry, Sheriff Courts, the Court of Session, the Employment Tribunal and the Land Court and to present their case as effectively as possible. However, I am also able to provide an expert opinion on any of these fields and to undertake the effective drafting of court documents e.g. summons, initial writ, petition, application, statements of case and defences.
In addition to my lengthy experience in representing clients before a range of courts and tribunals, I can also assist in playing an effective part in negotiations which might avoid the need for litigation through the courts
  • Park of Keir PLI

    I recently appeared at the Dunblane Park of Keir Inquiry for the objectors, Residents Against Greenbelt Erosion (RAGE), in opposition to the planned development by Park of Keir Partnership.

    Links below for full webcast of each day at the inquiry. The first five days I led cross examination against the proposed development with day seven covering my own clients evidence.

    Day 1   Day 2   Day 3   Day 4   Day 5 

    Day 6   Day 7   Day 8

  • Mental health disability

    Paper delivered to Employment Law Group Conference 20 June 2016 discussing disability claims in the Employment Tribunal where mental health impairment claimed

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  • Affordable Housing

    Article on interaction between PSED and planning policy

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