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Board and committees

 Board structure and committee membership

The Board has set up the following standing committees: 

Details on the remit and membership of these committees are set out below. 

Legal Services Policy Committee

The primary purpose of the Legal Services Policy Committee is to provide policy guidance on the operation of legal assistance. In doing this, the Committee will:


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 either at first instance or on review. The Committee deals with:


Audit Committee

The Audit Committee will advise the Board and Accountable Officer on:  


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 and remuneration issues. Specifically the committee will:


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 for Consideration of Exclusion of Solicitor or Advocate under Section 31 of Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.

Membership (full details in the procedure under Definitions ‘Section 31 Committee’):

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21, Aug, 2017

Advocate David Sheldon appointed to board

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10, Aug, 2017

SLAB joins Climate Week 2017

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22, Jun, 2017

First advice agencies accredited under new Scottish National Standards process

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30, Nov, 2016

SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published

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17, Nov, 2016

Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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