Contract Law
Andrew Bowen QC
Westwater Advocates
BA (Oxon) 1983, LLM (Lond) 1989. Solicitor (England & Wales) 1988, Barrister (1993), Advocate (1997), QC (2012). Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Commercial litigation and arbitration (domestic and international) practice.
Stephen Cotton
CCW Business Lawyers Limited
Stephen has drafted and negotiated standard form and bespoke B2B and B2C contracts for over 25 years.. He also regularly advises artists and publishers, particularly in the fields of music and literary publishing contracts. As the recently retired Chair of The Traverse Theatre, he has been involved in international contracts to stage theatre productions in places ranging from Sydney, Osaka, Moscow, New York, London and Toronto to Tehran and Kosova.
Ruth Crawford QC
Axiom Advocates

Ruth has a wide-ranging practice in commercial litigation, and in all areas of public law. She is ranked in Chambers UK in the fields of administrative and public law, and planning and environment. Ruth has appeared as senior counsel on three occasions in the Supreme Court, and regularly appears in the Court of Session. Ruth's practice reflects her interest and experience in contract law and, in particular, public procurement. She acted for British Telecommunications in British Telecommunications plc v Common Services Agency, being the first occasion when the Court held that the contracting authority had breached procurement law. Ruth continues to be regularly instructed by contracting authorities and economic operators in the many areas of dispute which arise from procurement exercises.

Professor Laura Macgregor
Professor of Commercial Contract Law
School of Law University of Edinburgh

Laura Macgregor is Professor of Commercial Contract Law at the University of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor in International Commercial Law at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Before beginning her academic career she spent five years as a solicitor in practice with a large Scottish commercial law firm. She is Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial law, a Research Centre that aims to build closer links between academia, the judiciary and legal practice.

For the last fifteen years Laura has been extensively involved in delivering bespoke legal training to the legal and financial professions. Through the auspices of the Judicial Institute, she is responsible for training all Scottish sheriffs in contract law.

Laura’s published research focuses on contract and agency law. Her book “The Law of Agency in Scotland,” was published by W Green in 2013 as part of the Scottish Universities Law Institute Series. She has recently edited a book, “Agency Law in Commercial Practice” which is due to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2016.

Laura also has an interest in European private law, and was commissioned by the Civil Division of the Scottish Government to prepare a report on the Draft Common Frame of Reference: Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law.

Professor Hector MacQueen
Scottish Law Commissioner

Professor Hector MacQueen was appointed as a full-time Commissioner in September 2009, and was reappointed for three more years in September 2014. His major project outside the reform of insurance law is a review of Scottish contract law.

Professor MacQueen has taught in the Edinburgh Law School since 1979. He was Dean of the Law School 1999-2003, and Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science in Edinburgh University 2004-2008. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

David Massaro
Axiom Advocates
David is a member of Axiom Advocates. He called to the Bar in July 2014, having previously practised as a senior solicitor for a large commercial law firm. Since calling, David has been instructed in a wide range of commercial disputes. He has a particular expertise in property and contract matters, but also regularly acts for clients in professional negligence actions, insolvency and corporate cases, and construction disputes. David has also started to develop a practice in public law, and has advised local authorities and petitioners since calling. He has appeared regularly in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court.

Whilst devilling, David was the joint recipient of the Faculty’s Lord Reid Scholarship. He is a court reporter for the Session Cases, a contributor to Court of Session Practice, and teaches property, trusts and succession law at the University of Edinburgh. He is studying part-time for an LLM in public law.
Lord Woolman
Lord Woolman was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Courts in March 2008. He is a graduate of Aberdeen University. Between 1978 and 1987 he was a lecturer at Edinburgh University, where for three years he was the Associate Dean of the Law School. In 1987 Lord Woolman was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was standing Junior Counsel for the Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Defence (Procurement) and the Office of Fair Trading. He took silk in 1998. From 1999 to 2002 Lord Woolman served as an Advocate Depute. Between 2004 and 2008 he was Keeper of the Advocates Library. Lord Woolman was formerly Chairman of the Scottish Council of Law Reporting, the Bar Mediation Group and the Free Legal Services Unit. He is the author of a book on the Scots law of contract and is currently Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission for Scotland.