New appointments at Strathclyde Law School

New appointments at Strathclyde Law School

Lynda Towers

Strathclyde Law School has announced a number of appointments in the areas of human rights, public and administrative law.

Katie Boyle has joined from the University of Stirling. She is professor of human rights law and social justice. Her research addresses legalisation of economic and social rights in different constitutional settings. She has served as expert advisor to NGOs, governments, parliaments, and the United Nations, including advising the UN Special Rapporteur on Access to Justice issues.

Simon Halliday re-joins Strathclyde from the University of York. Professor of socio-legal studies, his research focuses on administrative justice and legal culture. He has previously taught at the University of Oxford and the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Lynda Towers joins as a visiting professor. Most recently director of public law at Morton Fraser, she spent much of her career working for the Scottish government. She also spent eight 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.

Paul Cackette has also joined as a visiting professor. He is a former director of legal services and former chief planning reporter in the Scottish government. He led reform of the civil justice system for the government between 2003 and 2008. He was awarded a CBE in 2021 for services to the Scottish government.

Professor Adelyn Wilson, head of Strathclyde Law School, said: “We are delighted to welcome Katie, Simon, Lynda and Paul to Strathclyde. Katie and Simon are leading and highly respected academics, with a commitment to engaging and working with the legal profession.

“Lynda and Paul have each enjoyed exceptional careers, are experts in the public law, and their professional experiences are invaluable. Individually and collectively these professorial appointments add huge depth to our teaching, research and outreach capabilities. We look forward to the contributions each will make to Strathclyde Law School in the years to come.”

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