Brian Gill

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Ruth Crawford QC
Thomas L Ross

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Practice Profile

B.J. Gill has a general practice in public and commercial law, particularly in:

• immigration and asylum (Standing Junior to the Secretary of State for the Home Department since 2012);

• valuation for rating (he regularly appears in valuation appeal committees throughout Scotland, as well as the Lands Valuation Appeal Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland);

• planning and energy infrastructure (he has advised statutory utility companies in relation to planning and Electricity Act consents, as well as electricity and telecoms wayleaves).

Other recent matters include drafting a statutory development consent order for the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) Power Station, an English nationally significant infrastructure project under the Planning Act 2008; advising in a financial inquiry relating to Rangers FC; and appearing as junior counsel for Greater Glasgow Health Board in the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry

Education & Professional Career to Date

Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Whitehall (2003–05)
Associate, Corporate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (2002–03)
Vice President, Aircraft Principal Finance Group, Morgan Stanley (2000–02)
Associate, Corporate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York and London (1995–2000)

BA (Hons) in English and French (Oxford, 1992); LLB (Edinburgh, 1994); LLM (Pennsylvania, 1995)


  • Standing Junior to the Advocate General for Scotland, primarily in relation to Home Office/UK Border Agency matters (2012–present)
  • Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Member of New York State Bar (1995–present)

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