In the latest edition of the Legal 500 (2012) Maurice OCarroll is once again recommended for his expertise in planning matters. Previous editions have described him as having a loyal following for his expertise in planning appeals, extending his practice to professional negligence reparation actions (Legal 500, 2009).
Year of Call: 1995
Devil Masters: Devil Masters: The Hon. Lord Bracadale; The Hon. Lord Woolman
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh; Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh
Maurice called to the Bar in 1995 and has developed a varied and successful practice with particular emphasis on Planning, Employment, Public and Administrative Law, Professional Negligence and Commercial Law as well as general reparation. He has conducted planning inquires for developers, objectors and local authorities and has appeared on many occasions in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Maurice is also a Legal Associate to the Royal Town Planning Institute, and was Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government from 2003 to 2012. In addition to his extensive experience conducting civil actions within the Court of Session (both at appeal at first instance), Maurice has experience of appearing in the Sheriff Courts and the Land Court. Maurice has also gained jury trial experience in his capacity as an ad hoc advocate depute for the Crown Office, a position he has held since 2002.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Maurice O'Carroll worked in Brussels for three years, initially with the European Commission and then with a commercial law firm specialising in international trade.
Major recent appearance and advisory work includes the following:
Articles written by Maurice O'Carroll: