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Lynda Towers

Director of Public Law
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Overview

Lynda is Director of Public Law within our Litigation Division based in Edinburgh

Lynda has spent most of her career with the Scottish Government, advising on public law issues. She has been involved in instructing and drafting legislation and has had considerable experience in public sector litigation in courts in Scotland and across the UK. She specialised in judicial review challenges, planning and other statutory appeals and in general reparation.

Lynda spent 8 years as Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament where she advised the Presiding Officer, the Chief Executive and the Committees of the Parliament on matters of legislative competence and on wider issues of public law. Lynda has a significant breadth of understanding of public and constitutional law issues in Scotland, of related litigation and of the policy and process surrounding law and decision making.

Areas of expertise:

Public Sector

Lynda is Director of Public Law within our Litigation Division based in Edinburgh

Lynda has spent most of her career with the Scottish Government, advising on public law issues. She has been involved in instructing and drafting legislation and has had considerable experience in public sector litigation in courts across the UK. She specialised in judicial review challenges, planning and other statutory appeals and in general reparation.

Lynda spent 8 years as Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament where she advised the Presiding Officer, the Chief Executive and the Committees of the Parliament on matters of legislative competence and on wider issues of public law. She advised the Parliamentary Committees who considered the Scotland Act 2012, the Scottish Independence and Franchise Acts and the Scotland Act 2016. She also advised on FOI, Data Protection, employment, procurement and contract law

Lynda has a significant breadth of understanding of public and constitutional law issues in Scotland and of the policy and process surrounding law and decision making.