Dylan Mitchell

Trainee Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

About Dylan

Originally from west-coast Dumbarton, I moved to Edinburgh in 2014 to undertake a law degree at the University of Edinburgh.  I then completed a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, graduating in 2020. Despite a short COVID delay, I was lucky enough to start my traineeship at Balfour+Manson in January 2021, beginning in our Private Client department. I now work within our Dispute Resolution team alongside Fiona Muirs and Gordon Deane.

I have always been motivated by people and passionate about helping others.  I have been volunteering with various charities since I was 16 and currently sit as a Trustee of my hometown Citizens Advice Bureau.

Outside of work, you'll find me walking our Romanian rescue dog, Sandy. In normal circumstances I'd be in the Usher Hall or SSE Hydro listening to the music of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Ramin Djawadi. As we slowly get back to normality, you may see me there again. 

Specialist area

I am a Trainee Solicitor in the firm’s busy Litigation department, handling a variety of civil dispute resolution matters on behalf of both private individuals and business entities.

The first 7 months of my traineeship were spent in our Private Client department where I assisted Karen Phillips and Graeme Thomson, among others, on a range of matters including executries, trusts, wills and powers of attorney. Now based within our Dispute Resolution team, I assist our clients to resolve disagreements, hopefully at an early stage and in a cost effective way.

Overseen by my supervising partner, Fiona Muirs, I undertake work on behalf of both Pursuers and Defenders ranging from commercial, contractual and property disputes to contentious private client work and debt recovery cases. 

Experiencing a dispute of any kind can be a difficult and stressful time. That’s why I aim to be approachable, understanding and candid, working with our clients to achieve a successful outcome in the circumstances.  


  • Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association
  • Trustee of West Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau