(464) DISCIPLINING LAWYERS: A SCOTTISH PARLIAMENTARY ANGLE
The Scotsman reported on 21 May 2005 that Barbara Doig, a civil servant who was the first project sponsor in the construction of the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, has complained to the Faculty of Advocates about the conduct of John Campbell QC, counsel to the Fraser Inquiry into the project. Doig’s complaint is not about Campbell’s hostile questioning of her during the Inquiry, but refers instead to a speech which he made in December 2004 to the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Campbell discussed the findings of the Inquiry and expressed the view that problems started with the appointment of a librarian” to be the project sponsor. Mrs Doig has never been a librarian but was previously the deputy director of the Central Research Unit of the former Scottish Office. She is now Chief Researcher in the Scottish Executive. Her complaint is being investigated by the Faculty of Advocates.