M.A. (1st class Hons) University of St. Andrews
LL.B (with distinction) University of Edinburgh
Immigration and asylum
Planning and Environmental
Public law, including judicial review and human rights
Mark Lazarowicz was called to the Bar in 1996.
He has established a varied civil practice, specialising in housing, local government, social welfare, equalities, and other fields of public law, along with property and environmental law. He is regularly instructed in judicial review proceedings in the Court of Session. He also has recent experience in human rights, immigration, EU law, and consumer rights matters.
He has been instructed in cases in the Court of Session, Sheriff Court and in employment, immigration, and homeowner housing panel tribunals.
From 2001 to 2015 he was MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, during which time he had both front bench and back bench experience, and was an active member of numerous select and standing committees. His activity in Parliament focused on environmental, energy, international development, climate change, financial services, and constitutional issues. From 2008 to 2010 he was the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Carbon Trading. He also has local government experience having served as Leader of Edinburgh Council from 1986 to 1993 and as a member of various council committees.