O'Brien QC v Scottish Ministers

Public inquiry – Member of inquiry panel – Termination of appointment – Breach of contract – Right to respect for private life. Court of Session: Dismissing an action in which the pursuer sought an order declaring that the Scottish Ministers' actions in invoking the procedure under s 12 of the Inquiries Act 2005 and seeking unilaterally to terminate her appointment as Chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry constituted a material breach of contract and were incompatible with her rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the court concluded that the pursuer had not pled a relevant case of breach of contract or infringement of her art 8 rights.

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