LLB (Hons) Dip LP.
Tony graduated in 2016 from the University of Glasgow with First Class Honours in Law. He was awarded his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, with Distinction, in 2017 and was also the recipient of the Law Society of Scotland Joint Prize in Advanced Civil Litigation.
Tony has a particular interest in human rights law. He has been employed as a consultant by the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organisation, to teach the subject to students in Eastern Europe. He has also worked for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, dealing predominantly with the education in European human rights law of legal professionals and judges. At home, he has led rights empowerment courses for trade unionists and for students.
Having been employed at Aamer Anwar & Co. in a legal support capacity for several years prior to becoming a Trainee Solicitor, Tony has a knowledge of all aspects of the firm’s work. He is committed to the pursuit of the firm’s core values of justice and equality, and to the robust defence of the interests of each client.
Tony has a strong legal research background. He assisted Professor Jim Murdoch of the University of Glasgow in relation to the fourth edition of the leading textbook “Reed & Murdoch: Human Rights Law in Scotland”. He is currently a research assistant working on the upcoming third edition of Raitt’s “Evidence – Principles, Policy and Practice”. This background means he is well equipped to assist with our firm’s complex criminal cases.
Tony has a keen interest in justice matters generally. He is a member of the board of directors of the ‘Scottish Legal Action Group’ (SCOLAG), a charity dedicated to improving access to justice in Scotland. He is also a member of ‘Howard League Scotland’, a charity which seeks improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.