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Our work is overseen by a board, whose members are appointed by Scottish Ministers (the number of members can vary between 11 and 15). To provide a balanced range of knowledge and experience, they include people from the wider community as well as solicitors and advocates.

Stephen Humphreys

Stephen Humphreys is a former civil servant with 39 years’ experience of the justice system in both England, Wales and Scotland, most recently as an Executive Director of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and the first Director of the Judicial Office for Scotland.  Among a number of other roles before moving to Scotland he was Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales, and a Corporate Secretary to the Lord Chancellor’s Department overseeing the arrangements for corporate governance and strategic planning. He was responsible for the system of appointment to a range of judicial office and led policy development for civil legal aid, legal aid remuneration and the policy on the award of costs in civil proceeding in England and Wales. 
Term of appointment: 1/4/18 - 31/3/22

David Sheldon QC

David Sheldon was called to the Scottish Bar in 1998. Prior to this he was a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, and published widely on topics in criminal law and the law of evidence. David was an Associate Dean of the School of Law from 1995-1997.  His practice at the Bar included both civil and criminal cases and he has appeared in all the major Scottish courts and tribunals, as well as the Privy Council and Supreme Court.  David was a standing junior to the Scottish Government from 2003 until 2013.

Term of appointment: 24/7/17 - 30/9/20

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06, Jul, 2018

No access to SLAB website and LAOL from old operating systems after Sunday 2 September

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28, Jun, 2018

Three more agencies achieve SNSIAP accreditation for quality of casework and representation

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23, May, 2018

Glasgow City Council v SLAB judicial review case

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09, Mar, 2018

Four new Board members appointed and two reappointed

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03, Nov, 2017

Annual Report 2016-17 published

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