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New members for Terra Firma
Terra Firma Chambers has announced the appointment of three new members – James Findlay QC, Walter Mercer and Steven Walker.
The advocates will strengthen the chambers in its core practice areas of property, planning, commercial and administrative law.
James Findlay called to the English Bar in 1984, where he is a member of 2-3 Grays Inn Square. He took silk in England earlier this year. His practice areas are local government and administrative, planning and environment and licensing work. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates on 7 November.
Walter Mercer was admitted to Faculty in 2000 and has experience of a wide variety of property and commercial work, including building contract disputes, property title disputes, servitudes, the community right to buy and crofting law. He has also lectured at the University of Glasgow. He will join Terra Firma on 1 December.
Steven Walker was admitted as an advocate in 1999 and to the English Bar earlier this year. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Bar. Much of his practice is in commercial arbitration and he is also a visiting lecturer in the LLM International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, University of Edinburgh and at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee. He joins Terra Firma Chambers on 4 February 2009.
Terra Firma has also announced that Eric Brown has become a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates in order to take up an appointment with the Scottish Government, in which he has been seconded to the Scottish Parliament.