Scottish Law Society investigates SNP politician over her legal career

The Law Society of Scotland is investigating a Scottish National Party MP over her time as a lawyer.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was elected in Ochil and South Perthshire in 2015. Shortly after being elected, she resigned as a partner of the law firm Hamilton Burns.

HMRC launched legal action against the firm in 2016. The case never went to court, but the Law Society of Scotland is now looking into the firm and Ahmed-Sheikh.

In a statement, Ahmed-Sheikh said: “I’m proud of my 17-year career in the legal profession. I am aware that issues have been raised with the Law Society in relation to administrative matters during my time at my former firm.

“The Law Society has a duty to uphold professional standards and they must be allowed to do so without prejudice. In the meantime, I’m getting on with fighting this election campaign and seeking re-election to stand up for the people of Ochil and South Perthshire.”

The SNP said: “The party is aware that administrative matters relating to Tasmina’s time at her former firm are being looked into. Hundreds of issues are raised with the Law Society every year and it is right that they investigate them.”