CC “sent infamous text about sex with head of rape charity”: court accused him of saying he would be “w * d” head of rape crisis in Scotland

  • 63-year-old Brian McConaughey of the Criminal Code found guilty of “unsatisfactory” behavior
  • He allegedly sent a text message in which he said that there would be a “pash * g” with the boss of the rape crisis in Scotland, and is said to have called the client a “false c ***”
  • Former Supreme Court Prosecutor and Senior Criminal Code faces fine of up to £ 3,000
  • He is “one of the busiest advisers to the Queen of Scotland”, earning up to £ 333,000 a year

It is said that the leading lawyer sent a text message in which he said that he was “pash * g” the head of the rape in Scotland, “just to do something over it.”

Complaints: Mr. McConaughey

Brian McConaughey QC, a former Supreme Court prosecutor in Scotland, was found guilty of “unsatisfactory” conduct after also allegedly making obscene comments against a client.

The sanctions have not yet been resolved, but according to the rules of the lawyer’s faculty, he faces a fine of up to 3,000 pounds.

The disciplinary commission of the investigative body found insufficient evidence to confirm more serious “professional” offenses.

Mr McConaughey, 63, is said to have made an “unpleasant” sexual comment against Sandy Brindley, director general of the rape department in Scotland, on 27 October 2020.

A charity spokesman said: “We are shocked and very disappointed to see that such sexist and misogynistic behavior is aimed at our leader. It is absolutely unacceptable for senior members of the faculty to discuss our staff in such a sexist and humiliating way. ”

Sandy Brindley, executive director of the rape crisis in Scotland, leaves personal injury court in Edinburgh

Brian McConaughey's QC leaves Capital House in Edinburgh at the start of a public inquiry into the death of Shek Bayo

The Disciplinary Committee found Mr McConaughey guilty of “unsatisfactory professional conduct” (L) Sandy Brindley, Executive Director of Crisis Rape in Scotland (R) Brian McConaughey

Complaints were first sent to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), an independent body that deals with disputes between the public and lawyers.

He decided that there was reason to send six to the faculty, according to The Daily Record.

The disciplinary committee also found Mr McConaughey guilty of “unsatisfactory professional conduct” for allegedly calling the client a “lying fool”.

It says that this abusive behavior does not meet the standard expected of “respected defenders”.

A faculty representative said: “As the process continues, it would be inappropriate [the] the faculty commented on the matter, in addition to confirming what is correct to say that unsatisfactory professional conduct was found against Brian McConaughey QC ”.

Mr McConaughey declined to comment yesterday, saying only “Cherio” when approached at a house near Barrellton, Pertshire.

Last night, Scottish Tory deputy leader Megan Gallagher said: “These vile comments would be absolutely unacceptable from anyone – that they came from a high-ranking QC, unbelievable.”

And Libdam Justice Spokesman Liam MacArthur said: “These are horribly humiliating comments from a senior lawyer.”

Mr McConaughey has been involved in some of Scotland’s most high-profile cases, including defending Aaron Campbell, who was 16 when he was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing six-year-old Alyosha McFaul in 2018 on Butte Island.

It was the eighth largest legal aid in 2020-21 with a salary of 147,000 pounds compared to 333,000 pounds in 2019-2020.

On the faculty website, Mr McConaughey is described as “one of the most busy advisers to the Queen of Scotland”.

After a successful period as a junior attorney, he joined the Crown Office as a deputy attorney in 2002.

He remained there until 2009 and was the chief deputy lawyer with practical responsibility for prosecuting all High Court crimes in Scotland.

After returning to private practice, he was “regularly instructed in various serious and normative crimes.”

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