Director of the FBLS and member (formerly Chairman) of the FBLS Scottish Committee. Solicitor in private practice 1979 to 1997. Partner in Brodies LLP, practising as a company lawyer Partner in charge of the privatisation of Rosyth Royal Dockyard 1993 to 1997. Practising member of the Faculty of Advocates 1998 to 2003. At the Court of Justice of the European Union 2003 to 2018. Various posts held, including Head of English Translation and Referendaire in the Cabinet of Advocate General Sharpston.