About Us

Terra Firma Chambers is one of the leading sets of Advocates at the Scottish bar, offering specialist advice and representation in property, planning, commercial and administrative law. Established in 2008 to meet the changing demands of modern legal practice, Terra Firma combines formidable strength and depth in its core practice areas, with approachable clerks and a commercial, client-orientated service.

We have 39 practising members, including 12 Queen's Counsel, with many regarded as leading counsel in their chosen fields. In addition to our core areas of practice, our Members offer unrivalled expertise in taxation, employment, local government and licensing law and we are the only stable at the Scottish Bar to provide a dedicated arbitration service, TFArb.

In addition, 13 members, including 9 QCs, have dual-qualification in Scotland and England & Wales which is more than any other stable at the Scottish Bar.  This makes Terra Firma Chambers particularly well placed to come to as a source of advice or representation for clients with UK wide interests.

Whilst all our counsel are in independent practice, we share a common aim of providing professional services of the highest quality. Our members appear regularly in all levels of courts in Scotland, the UK Supreme Court and before inquiries, tribunals and other bodies. In addition, a number of our members are frequently instructed in international arbitrations and other Alternative Dispute forums.

Our collective and individual commitment to excellence has been recognised by leading directories, Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. Working together with clients and instructing agents we will strive to ensure that our practice continues to develop to meet their needs and to maintain the highest standards of professional service. Our members are available to receive instructions from lawyers anywhere in the world and from those with rights of direct access. For information on how to instruct, or to discuss fees, please get in touch with our experienced and helpful clerking team.