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Axiom is delighted to welcome new member Lesley Irvine

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Axiom is delighted to welcome new member Lesley Irvine


13 July 2012

Axiom is delighted to welcome Lesley Irvine to Axiom, having called to the bar on Friday 13th July.

Prior to being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates, Lesley undertook a Bar traineeship at a Court of Session commercial litigation firm in Edinburgh. She trained exclusively in litigation, focusing on insurer-defender work and assisting with commercial cases in the Court of Session. She also assisted in the pro bono representation of a charitable organisation seeking to challenge by way of judicial review the termination of a lease and so the effective closure of a community centre in the south-east of Edinburgh.

With extensive research experience of and interests in the areas of EU, equalities, and human rights law, Lesley intends to combine a public law practice with work based in the commercial courts of the Court of Session. She also has an interest in art & antiquities law, and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Art Law at the Institute of Art & Law.

Lesley was awarded the Faculty of Advocates’ Lord Reid Scholarship for 2011/12.