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Ronnie Clancy QC

Royal High School, Edinburgh AdvocateAmpersand Stable


Ronnie Clancy is a very busy man, yet he still finds time to assist young lawyers as well visit schools to help pupils understand the law and how it affects them.

As a Queen’s Council (QC) Ronnie is one of Scotland’s senior lawyers. During his career he has dealt with a wide variety of civil and criminal cases.

Nowadays, he focuses mainly on civil litigation using his knowledge and experience to deal with commercial disputes, administrative law and personal injury claims. Ronnie has negotiated settlements in hundreds of damages claims over the years including some which run into millions of pounds.

He also has experience of criminal prosecution having appeared for the Crown in numerous criminal appeals. Most notably, from 2007 to 2009 he was Senior Crown Counsel in the Lockerbie appeal.

Ronnie has also represented many clients in professional conduct cases in fields diverse as health, journalism, policing and sport. His successful defence of one of the world’s top snooker players John Higgins was of particular interest, not least because of the widespread media attention the case attracted.

Ronnie studied Law at Edinburgh University. He worked as a solicitor in private practice until he qualified as an advocate in 1990. He took silk – (became a QC) – in 2002.

Ronnie Clancy at Ampesand