ONE of the Orkney Four will find herself back in the spotlight this week as she relates her experience of taking on the establishment – in the shape of lying MP Alistair Carmichael – and its associated risks.

Law student Phaemie Matheson will be taking part in a session at Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) tomorrow looking at Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It states: “Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.”

The session will be led by law lecturer and blogger Andrew Tickell, who will be hearing from Matheson about the “human experience of taking on the former Secretary of State for Scotland, and the terrors and personal and financial risks that involved”.

Tickell said the gathering came as access to justice in the UK was facing unprecedented strain, with increasing numbers of people “falling back on their own resources, being priced out of justice and trying (and frequently failing) to vindicate their rights”.

After the “trial” of Carmichael in Edinburgh, Matheson told The National she had no regrets taking part in the case, which came after she had been studying constitutional law.

She said: “I had spent a year learning about how government works and how it ought to work. After the election I was disappointed with the result … this turned to anger when I found out about the lie. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”