Year of Call: 2000
Devil Masters: Laurence Murphy QC, Robert B Anthony QC
Qualifications: LLB (University of Edinburgh); MA (Hons.) Geography (University of Edinburgh); Dip. LP. (University of Edinburgh)
Teaching Fellow - Legal Practice and Skills, The University of Edinburgh; Law Society of Scotland Examiner in Procedure
A Reasonable and Literate Man in the World of Humpty Dumpty
Scottish Planning & Environmental Law 142, December 2010
Revolution In The Making: The Implications of the Taxation Powers in the Scotland Bill
Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, January 2011
Fred studied Geography at the University of Edinburgh with a particular interest in the planning system and how it interacted with environmental protection policy and the potential for widespread growth of renewable energy. After taking the postgraduate LLB at Edinburgh he trained as a solicitor at Dundas & Wilson CS in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Since calling in 2000, Fred's practice has also benefited from his considerable insight and expertise in local government licensing and the planning system gained through eight years' public service as a City of Edinburgh Councillor from 1999 to 2007.
Fred is regularly instructed in the High Court of Judiciary, Criminal Appeal Court, and has appeared in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts across Scotland. He has a particular interest in the application of human rights principals to the criminal procedure. In September 2010 Fred was appointed part-time Senior Teaching Fellow in Legal Studies and Skills at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at the Edinburgh University School of Law. He teaches Civil and Criminal Advocacy and Criminal Practice and Procedure.
Outside his practice served as a non executive director of Edinburgh property company EDI Group Limited from 2001-2006 and as a non executive director of Transport Edinburgh Limited (TEL) from 2005 to 2007. In 2001 Fred successfully represented his constituents as a councillor at the Public Inquiry for the Newington Campus planning application by Miller Homes. In 2010 Fred taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses media law and the Scots legal system to journalism students at Edinburgh Napier University.
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