Colin is a very experienced practitioner in civil law. He is a member of Gray's Inn having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1977. He was called to the Scottish Bar in 1982 and is a member of Terra Firma Chambers.
His areas of expertise include employment law, property law, personal injury and health and safety, contract, partnership law and wills and succession. He has a particular interest in maritime law and has extensive experience in the area of shipping and offshore installations.
Colin wrote the original Shipping and Navigation title in volume 21 of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia in 1994 and thereafter wrote the reissue of that title in 2005. He also wrote the section on Carriage by Sea for the Carriage Reissue title in 2002.