The Group’s Board is responsible for its general direction and running.
The current members are:
Eamon Keane – Convenor
Eamon first became involved with the group in 2011 and was made Convenor in 2015. He is a qualified solicitor with an interest in criminal defence, the law of evidence and human rights. He has previously worked in a research capacity at the universities of Dundee and Strathclyde. He has contributed articles on various topics from the law of evidence to the access to justice movement to the SCOLAG Legal Journal. He is the co-author of one of the leading student textbooks on the law of evidence in Scotland.
Tony Convery – Deputy Convenor
Tony joined the board in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Convenor in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow. He has particular interests in criminal and human rights law and is a trainee solicitor in a firm practising primarily in criminal defence. He has acted as a research assistant in relation to publications on human rights and the law of evidence. He is a contributor to Green’s Criminal Law Bulletin.
Shaun McPhee – Treasurer
Samuel White – Honorary Secretary
Samuel graduated from the University of Dundee with an LL.B., with First Class Honours, in 2015. After working in compliance in financial services he returned to the University of Dundee in 2017 to study for a PhD, funded by a Carnegie-Caledonian scholarship. In addition to this research on UK public law and its interaction with human rights, Samuel is a Tutor in both Public Law and Scots Private Law. He is also an editor of the Dundee Student Law Review, a coach of the Scottish team for the Telders International Moot Court, and recently acted as a judge of the ELSA-Amicus essay prize and the international rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court. Samuel’s particular interests are in public law, human rights, and criminal law.
Andrew Wilson – Editor
Andrew has been associated with the group since 2000. Involvement with the group and journal inspired Andrew to study for a BA in Law as a mature student. Subsequently he has tutored and lectured in a variety of law subjects for BA and LLB programmes at Edinburgh Napier and University of Dundee and gained an LL.M with distinction from the University of Edinburgh. He succeeded Brian Dempsey as the Editor of SCOLAG Legal Journal in 2007. Andrew also works as an adviser at Granton Information Centre and appears as a lay representative through the Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership, defending in actions for possession of heritable property in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Tara is a Trainee Solicitor.
Conor joined the board in late 2016. He graduated from Dundee University in 2018 with a degree in Scots and English Law. At university he was involved with the mooting society where he was vice-president and external co-ordinator. He also competed at the Inner Temple Intervarsity Moot where he and his partner were runners up. At the Telders Moot Court Competition where he represented Scotland in the International Court of Justice. He served on the board of the Dundee Student law review for three years acting as the managing editor for the final year. His particular interests are public law and human rights.
The board is assisted in discharging its functions by Paul Brown, Company Secretary.