Brian McConnachie QC
Brian McConnachie called in 1994, after 9 years as a solicitor in private practice, and quickly established himself as one of the most highly respected and well instructed juniors at the Criminal Bar. He joined Crown Office in 2002 as an Advocate Depute and in 2003 was selected to be a Senior Advocate Depute. In October 2006 he was appointed Principal Advocate Depute where he had overall practical responsibility for the prosecution of High Court crime in Scotland.
Areas of Practice
Fatal Accident Inquiries
Health & Safety Prosecutions
Human Rights and Devolution Issues
Offences under drugs legislation
Offences under firearms legislation
Offences under road traffic legislation
Proceeds of Crime
George Beattie v HMA.
SCCRC referral of a 1974 conviction for murder involving consideration of expert psychological evidence.
HMA v Juan Carlos Crispin
Prosecution of a Spanish National for the murder of Eleni Pachou in Di Maggios restaurant in Glasgow.
HMA v Michael Ross
Prosecution of a Black Watch Soldier for a murder committed in Orkney in 1994 when Ross was just 15 years old.
HMA v Mohammed Atif Siddique
Prosecution of the first Scottish born Islamic Terrorist.
HMA v Owen Anderson
Prosecution for the murder of a Snap on Tools salesman whose body lay undiscovered for many months.
HMA v Robbie McIntosh
Prosecution of a 15 year old boy for a savage murder on the Law Hill in Dundee.
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