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Lynda Towers

Director of Public Law

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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.

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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.

Recent Content by Lynda Towers

12 Feb 2020

Year of Transition - Brexit

Over the past couple of years the word most commonly used by commentators discussing Brexit, both political and legal, has probably been "uncertainty...
Blog
Lynda Towers
17 Dec 2019

Election 2019 means uncertainty is over - or is it?

Election 2019 is over! At least the voting bit is over but the fallout and the overall impact of this election will be with us for a long time to...
Blog
Lynda Towers
25 Nov 2019

Taking a closer look at what the Children (Scotland) Bill might mean for Scotland’s youth

The Children (Scotland) Bill is currently at Stage 1 in the Scottish Parliament and continues the current Government's emphasis on improving rights...
Press Release
Lynda Towers