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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

25 Sep 2019

Prerogatives and Prorogation - Archaic law? Not at all….

The judgment is out from the Supreme Court. Who could have predicted that the word "prorogation" would trip off the tongue of the citizen in the...
Blog
Lynda Towers
24 Sep 2019

Lynda Towers comment's on Supreme Court Judgement

The Supreme Court has just issued one of the most important constitutional judgements of this generation. The fact it is a unanimous decision of all...
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Lynda Towers
19 Sep 2019

Who thought prorogation could be so interesting?

"None of this is easy" said Lady Hale with a slight sigh and her characteristic broad smile. The President of the Supreme Court summed up three days...
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Lynda Towers