Public Inquiries

Turcan Connell’s dispute resolution team is one of the few in Scotland to have been involved in a major public inquiry. We can assist clients requiring representation and advice in relation to public inquiries, and offer guidance in securing funding for such representation.

The Fingerprint Inquiry Scotland

The Fingerprint Inquiry Scotland was set up by ministers of the Scottish Parliament to investigate the process of fingerprint verification associated with the case of HM Advocate versus McKie in 1999.Our role involved work of considerable detail and representation at the Inquiry hearings over a number of months. These inquiries were held under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Public Planning and Fatal Accident Inquiries

Turcan Connell has been heavily involved in a public planning inquiry for one of Scotland’s major infrastructure projects, a flood alleviation scheme. We have been involved in numerous planning inquiries in relation to proposed wind farms. We have also advised interested parties and appeared on their behalf in Fatal Accident Inquiries. Our past experience in these areas makes us well-placed to meet clients’ needs in relation to public planning and fatal accident inquiries, providing the necessary representation and legal advice.