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 has a varied civil practice, specialising in housing, property, environmental, local government, immigration, social welfare, equalities, human rights, and public law generally.
He regularly appears in the Court of Session, particularly in judicial review cases, and in Sheriff Courts. He has also appeared in employment, immigration, and housing tribunals and panels.
He has been instructed on a wide range of matters including homelessness, other social housing matters; local government finance; community care, welfare benefits; freedom of information; asylum and immigration, human trafficking, the rights of EU nationals; professional negligence and regulatory matters; the community right to buy land; owner-property manager disputes; mortgage repossessions; equalities law; prisoners' rights; and criminal injuries compensation. He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, the Housing Law Practitioners' Association, and the Advocates' Group on EU Law.
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 select and legislative committees. He also has extensive local government experience, having served as Leader of Edinburgh Council from 1986 to 1993, and as Executive Member for Transport on Edinburgh City Council from 1999 – 2001.