Dr David Parratt

Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers

Dr David Parratt, a member of the Faculty of Advocates, graduated from The University of Aberdeen in both the LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice. Since calling at the Bar in 1999, Dr Parratt has focused primarily on civil work - specialising increasingly in construction, contract and general commercial law and, from an early period, trusts, heritable property and agricultural law.

As well as being a member of Terra Firma Chambers in Scotland, Dr Parratt is a member of Crown Office Chambers in London. Although he is still based in Edinburgh, the nature of his practice frequently takes him to London, the Middle East and the Far East.

Dr Parratt is also active in dispute resolution holding the qualification "Chartered Arbitrator", as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also accredited as a CEDR Mediator. 

When he can find the time, he also enjoys various academic pursuits. Dr Parratt has a number of publications and Scottish Arbitration Handbook was published in 2011. He tutored in private law at The University of Edinburgh from 1996 until 1998. Dr Parratt is also an Honorary Lecturer in dispute resolution at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at The University of Dundee, an Honorary Research Fellow in international arbitration at The University of Dundee's the School of Law and a Visiting Senior Lecturer in dispute resolution, international arbitration and construction law at The British University in Dubai.