Advisory Council member

Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson is a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience defending clients in high stakes criminal cases. As a solicitor he built one of the most successful criminal law firms in Scotland. Recently he became qualified as an advocate and is now a Junior Counsel with Black Chambers

After 30 years as a solicitor, mostly in criminal defence work, Charles sold his law practice. He returned to university to study Roman law and private international law and passed the Faculty of Advocates bar exams. He is now an Advocate based in Edinburgh. He is a member of NITA, America’s prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is an ad hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland in disciplinary matters. He is currently building a practice in serious crime, regulatory matters, immigration and human rights.

Charles is a former chairman of the Scottish Conservative Lawyers and has stood as a candidate in the Scottish and Westminster elections.

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Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • We must make the compelling case for the unique benefits of being within and trading as part of the Union. Scotland’s genuine majority voice must be heard and the majority do not want another referendum or to divide our Country at a time when we need to pull together!
    — Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE