Board committee structure and membership

Our work is overseen by Board members, who are appointed by Scottish Ministers.

Our committees

The Board has set up the following standing committees:

Legal Assistance Policy Committee

The primary purpose of the Legal Assistance Policy Committee is to provide policy guidance on the operation of legal assistance.

Legal Services Cases Committee

The purpose of the Legal Aid Cases Committee is to consider sensitive, high profile, high value or other specified types of case.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee will advise the Board and Accountable Officer on the strategic processesd for risk, control and governance and the Governance Statement.

Remuneration and Appointments Committee

The purpose of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee is to consider the remuneration of the Board’s senior staff and to take an overview of appointments.

Section 31 Committee

The purpose of the Section 31 Committee is to determine whether to exclude a solicitor or counsel from giving legal assistance in accordance with the procedure.

Review Committee

The purpose of the Review Committee is to consider and decide applications for review of first instance decisions of the Legal Services Policy Committee.

Board and Committee Publications

Board and committee papers

View papers detailing the activity of our Board.