8 January, 2019
Success for Ampersand silk in Alex Salmond Judicial Review
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has won his judicial review challenging a finding that he sexually harassed two women during his time in office, after the Scottish Government conceded that it breached its own guidelines by appointing an investigating officer who had prior involvement with the complainers.
Ampersand’s Ronnie Clancy QC acting for Alex Salmond appeared at a Motion in the Court of Session today ahead of the Substantive hearing set down next week. Lord Pentland approved a settlement in which the Scottish Government accepted that its actions had been “unlawful in respect that they were procedurally unfair”, “tainted with apparent bias” and that the decision should be set aside with investigation reports struck down. Parties also agreed expenses.
Press coverage can be found here.