LL.B (Hons First Class) University of Glasgow

Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow

Special interests


Planning and Environmental

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


His practice includes general administrative law, regulation,    local government, social work, mental health, human rights and judicial review.

Mr Blair has a strong interest in public law. He holds a  First Class Degree in Public Law and he called in 2000.  He has a wide practice in public law with an   emphasis on licensing law, local government and human rights. His licensing experience covers many areas, including liquor, civic government, betting and gaming, transport and miscellaneous matters. He has been listed in the Legal 500 for his expertise in licensing law for a number of years. He has been instructed in cases in the European Court of Human Rights and the courts in Scotland, including the Supreme Court.   His human rights practice is reflected in his appointment to the “A List” of counsel of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Scots Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, W.Green & Son Ltd 1999

Contributor of chapter on Convention Rights and Public Law in the Law

in Scotland

A Practical Guide to Human Rights (Hon. Lord Reed (ed) 2001)

Contributor of chapter on Constitutional and Administrative Law to

Scottish Human Rights Service (Hon. Lord Reed and Prof. Alan Miller


Numerous articles on human rights law and constitutional and

administrative law in the Scots Law Times, Scottish Human Rights

Journal, Scottish Parliament Law Review, and Scottish Constitutional

,Administrative Law and Practice, and Scottish Licensing Law and