Originally from Liverpool, coming to study at Glasgow University in 1986. Widely recognised as one of Scotland's leading human rights campaigners. Solicitor of the Year 2016, Lawyer of the Year 2017. Glasgow University Rector. Made legal history in a 1995 civil action against Strathclyde Police for a 1991 racist attack. He has been instructed in some of Scotland's highest profile cases, including the 17-year campaign to secure a conviction for the Surjit Singh Chhokar murder. During the Fringe he will be in the middle of defending ex-Catalan minister Professor Clara Ponsati against extradition.