Inner House Success for David Anderson


Westwater Advocates’ David Anderson acted as junior counsel to the Dean of Faculty in the case of Mack v. Standards Commission for Scotland.

The case concerned a local authority councillor who had been disqualified from holding or being nominated for office for a period of time which meant that he could not stand for election in the May 2022 local government election.

In a written opinion the Second Division of the Inner House held that the sanction imposed on the appellant was excessive and reduced the period of disqualification to a period which allowed the appellant to stand for election in May.

The opinion of the court is available at