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SLAB is committed to the promotion of equality and to tackling discrimination of any form, including age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation

Our equality aims and priorities

Equality and diversity matter to us and we continue to work hard to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and associated Scottish Specific Equality Duties.  In April 2013 we identified four equality outcomes to  achieve by April 2017. 

These outcomes are based on evidence we have collected and on feedback from our staff and various representative bodies. We believe they challenge us positively in the right areas and will make a real difference. Our equality outcomes for 2013-2017 are:

In April 2015 we published a progress report outlining our achievements against these outcomes and areas where we need to improve.  The report shows how we continue to mainstream equality across our business and provides updated equality monitoring data and equal pay information.    

More information can be found in the Equality Mainstreaming and Equality Outcomes reports and additional information below:

April 2015

April 2013

Previous equality schemes published:

Consulting with our stakeholders

We are committed to involving and consulting with our stakeholders in our equality work. We have used interviews and focus groups to inform our equality schemes. We also regularly collect equality information in our more general research and national surveys. See our research pages for the research we have done to engage with our stakeholders. Recent equality research and consultations include:

Have your say

We are keen to hear your views about our approach to equality; the priorities we have identified and how you think our policies or functions impact on equality. Please contact us to provide feedback or let us know if you wish to be further involved in SLAB's equality work.

Equalities contact:

Louise Baggott

Corporate Policy Officer (Equalities)

Direct dial: 0131 240 1981


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02, Oct, 2015

Legal aid review plan published

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15, Sep, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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10, Sep, 2015

Sheriff Appeal Court – example fee scenarios

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04, Sep, 2015

Sheriff Appeal Court information

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26, Aug, 2015

Free event – Shared perspectives on the outcomes of advice – Tuesday 27 October 2015

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20, Aug, 2015

Positive feedback on Solicitor Contact Line

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30, Jun, 2015

New Parliamentary regulations remove restriction on ABWOR in Double Jeopardy cases

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22, Apr, 2015

Lindsay Montgomery to retire as SLAB’s Chief Executive

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16, Mar, 2015

Police station duty scheme update

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