Gillian A Wade
Prior to her admission to the Faculty of Advocates, Gillian was a solicitor qualified to practise both north and south of the border. She specialised in media related matters including defamation, contempt of court and copyright. She was a partner of firms in Glasgow and London.
Since becoming an advocate she has kept a keen interest in media law but has also extensive experience in all aspects of Scottish private law including personal injury, wills, trusts and succession, family law, professional negligence and contract disputes. She has been involved in a number of recent reported cases in these areas. She has experience in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session, Inner House, Court of Criminal Appeal and the House of Lords.
In 2004 she was appointed a Legal Convenor to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and in 2007 she was appointed an ad hoc Advocate Depute.
In 2008 Gillian assumed a full time post in Crown Office and in 2010 she was appointed a Senior Advocate Depute and Deputy Head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit. In 2011 Gillian was appointed Head of the unit.
1988-1996 – Associate Editor Tolley’s Journal of Media law and Practice
1995 – Addressed International Bar Association on Defamation on the internet
1997 – Greens Weekly Digest “ The Defamation Act 1996”
Gillian is actively involved in training and education of devils. She regularly lectures law students, qualified lawyers and the police in the law and practice of prosecuting sexual crimes.
Examples of significant cases
Jarvie v. Greater Glasgow Primary Health Care Trust  ScotCS CSOH_41
J & H Ritchie Ltd v. Lloyd Ltd (Scotland)  UKHL 9 (07 March 2007)
Email: Gillian A Wade
Year of Call: 1998
Areas of Practice:
- Family Law
- Media Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Professional Negligence
- Property Law
- Trusts & Succession Law