Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Harper Macleod LLP
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Usman is an Advocate at the Scottish Bar. He is a member of Ampersand Advocates and the Faculty of Advocates. He has extensive experience of high-value and complex commercial disputes. He is appointed as a Standing Junior counsel to the UK Government. He is currently junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry. He was previously commissioned by the Lord Advocate as an Advocate Depute at the Crown Office. He has appeared at all levels of the Scottish court system, including the UK Supreme Court.
He was named by the Legal 500 as Junior Counsel of the Year 2019 for the Scottish Bar. He was named as Advocate of the Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2017. He is ranked as a leading lawyer in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 UK Bar Guides. He is ranked in seven different practice areas in Chambers which is the joint-highest number of individual rankings for the Scottish Bar. He called to the Bar as the Faculty’s Lord Reid scholar for 2010/2011. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.
To contact Usman please use our online form or email Usman at
Sheekha is a solicitor with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, based in their Stornoway office. She has practised as a solicitor across the wide range of local authority work, but for the last 13 years has specialised in social work law covering both Children & Families and Community Care & Adult Services. Sheekha is an active member of The Law Society of Scotland and is a serving elected Member of the Society's Council.
Omar is a Partner in the Renewable Energy team at Harper Macleod and has over 15 years experience in the energy sector acting for developers, investors and funders' in large and small scale renewable energy projects including onshore and offshore wind, hydro, solar pv and energy storage . Omar also advises clients on grid connection agreements for energy projects to the transmission and distribution networks.
Omar is ranked as a "Leading Individual" in the field of Energy in the Legal 500 2024 Edition, the leading guide to law firms in the UK.
To contact Omar please use our online form or email Omar directly at
Imran is an Advocate Depute with over 15 years experience working for Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. He has worked in a wide range of areas within COPFS and has substantial criminal court experience. He is the Race Ambassador for COPFS.