Barbara Bolton Legal Director & Partner
Barbara is a Legal Director and Partner, and leads our Scottish Just Law Centre. Having graduated from Glasgow University with First Class Honours in Public International Law, she obtained an LLM from New York University, covering international human rights law, made possible through a fully funded scholarship awarded based on academic merit.
Barbara spent over 14 years in private practice specialising in civil litigation, and is qualified to practice in Scotland, England & Wales and New York State. Alongside her client work, she has worked on diverse pro bono projects including successful asylum appeals in New York City, providing research and support to the International Criminal Tribunal in Rwanda, and providing advice through the Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland.
Prior to joining JRS, Barbara spent two years as Head of Legal and Policy at the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and was a Partner in a major law firm in Edinburgh for six years. She now combines policy work with legal case work, using human rights and equality law to secure remedies for rights breaches, including through strategic public interest litigation.
Ronan Duff Solicitor
Ronan is a Solicitor in our Scottish Just Law Centre.
He completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice after graduating in Law and English Literature in 2018. He completed his traineeship in the Glasgow office of a Scottish law firm, working in its Employment, Private Client and Personal Injury departments where he remained after qualifying as a Solicitor.
During his studies Ronan studied international relations and international law in Kosovo and gained an internship with the legal team in a large Scottish company as a Saltire Scholar.
Ronan volunteered as a legal intern at JustRight Scotland between 2019 and 2020, assisting in providing free legal help to those in need, where he gained experience in human rights law.
He is passionate about increasing access to justice and works daily to improve the lives of people by using the law as a tool for social change.
Maisie Wilson Legal Caseworker
Maisie is a Legal Caseworker in our Scottish Just Law Centre.
She is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where she completed a postgraduate degree in Human Rights and International Politics (MSc). Throughout her degree she focused on the importance of using accessible and inclusive language reached wider audiences and create positive change.
Maisie is an advocate for the benefits that volunteering can bring, having volunteered in recent years for Positive Action in Housing, TAKE ONE ACTION film festival, and the Glasgow Film Festival. Currently, she is also serving as a helpline volunteer for Rape Crisis Scotland.