Public Law

Key contact

Morton Fraser Director of Public Law Lynda Towers
Lynda Towers
Director of Public Law
Lynda is director of public law within our Litigation division based in Edinburgh.
0131 247 1068

We are an experienced team with many years of hands on experience working in and advising Local Authorities, Scottish Government, UK Government, and other public sector bodies. We understand the legal and legislative processes affecting the public sector and can help you through the public law landscape, whether you are a public sector body seeking clarification of your powers or are seeking advice on how best to influence in your area.

Benefits we bring to your business 

We can advise you on existing and future legislation as it is proposed in Holyrood and Westminster and on statutory guidance. We are closely following and advising on current constitutional developments including Brexit and Indyref 2, and implications in Scotland and the UK, together with the implications for future planning in the public sector and beyond. We can also keep you up to date on developments in the courts and make sure you clearly understand the possible implications and any unintended consequences of case decisions in your area. Public and constitutional law reaches into many unexpected areas of law.

Our experts advise on constitutional and administrative matters, including human rights. 

We provide clients with advice regularly in this field. For example, we recently advised a local authority on statutory interpretation and consideration of specialist powers to facilitate innovative developments.  We also conduct litigation with public law challenges at its heart. Our litigation team handles many judicial reviews and statutory appeals, as well as litigation considering the extent of the rights of citizens and human rights.