About

I am a solicitor and notary public in Scotland and I hold a current practising certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland. I work mainly in the fields of civil litigation and information law. My areas of interest include public and administrative law, criminal law, data protection and privacy, freedom of information and property disputes. I have a Bachelor of Laws degree (with honours) from the University of Stirling and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and a Master of Laws degree, from the University of Strathclyde.

My honours dissertation (2013) was titled ‘To Codify or not to Codify? An exploration of codification of the criminal law and a consideration of  whether Scotland should adopt a criminal code.’ While my Masters dissertation (2015) considered the use by the Information Commissioners of their power to issue Monetary Penalty Notices for breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998; with a view to considering the incidents in which Data Controllers could expect a Monetary Penalty Notice as possessed to other forms of regulatory penalty.

Legal Advice

This blog is written for recreational purposes as a outlet for my thoughts and views on various legal topics.  Nothing written on this blog should be relied upon as legal advice and should not be used as a replacement for proper legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

Prout de jure

Prout de jure is a general proof of facts and circumstances according to law.  It appeared to be a fitting title for the blog given the purpose that it exists for.