Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar is to be The Scottish Sun's new columnist in place of the late Paul McBride QC.
McBride, 47, died in his sleep while on a business trip with his friend Anwar in Pakistan earlier this month.
Anwar, whose first column will appear tomorrow (Sunday) l said: "This column will send shockwaves through quite a few people — but Paul would have told me to go for it."
The 44-year-old lawyer advised Tommy Sheridan when the disgraced socialist defended himself during his 2010 trial for lying on oath during his defamation case against the News of the World in 2006.
According to today’s Scottish Sun: “It's believed Sheridan is fuming his pal now works for 'the enemy’.”
But the redtop quotes Anwar as saying: "I can't discuss that. That's between me and Tommy.
"Some people will say I have sold my soul. I don't think I have. I'm never going to shy away from what I think is right."
Anwar has tackled a number of high profile cases over the years.
He was born in Liverpool to Pakistani parents before moving to Glasgow in 1986.