MSPs approved legislation in February which will mean everyone up to the age of 18 will have a ‘’named person’ - such as a health worker or headteacher - assigned to look out for their welfare...
He has prepared a legal opinion on the case against the named person legislation, arguing that the Scottish Government may have acted outwith its powers and breached the European Convention on Human Rights.
A spokesman for the CI said a notice of intent to take action has been sent to the Government, while the papers are expected to be lodged at the end of June...
"This new Holyrood law will give almost boundless powers to a state which is driven to control every aspect of people’s private lives despite the fact that Europe places family life above the interests of the state.
"We are delighted that Mr O’Neill has agreed to act on our behalf and we are optimistic about the outcome."
see also: CI publication