M.A. (1st class Hons) University of St. Andrews

LL.B (with distinction) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Immigration and asylum

Land Law

Planning and Environmental

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5830

Emma Potter

Andrew Veitch

Tracy Whitelaw


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.


The Scottish Parliament: An Introduction, T & T Clark 1999,

(new editions 2000, 2003 and 2010)

A Scottish Parliament: the implications for lawyers JLSS 1997

Excess of Damages and civil jury trial in Scotland: the implications

of Currie and Girvan SLT 1996

Health and Safety at Work JLSS 1996

Challenging Acts of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Constitutional

& Administrative Law, October 1999

Parliamentary practices in devolved parliaments (Joint author),

Constitution Group, 1998.