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Scottish Civil Justice Council seeks new members


Nov 24, 2022

The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) is seeking new members.


Positions are now open for a number of vacancies:

  • 1x Advocate member
  • 1X Consumer Representative
  • 2x Practising solicitors
  • 2x LP members (1 judge, 1 solicitor)

The deadline for applications is 08 December 2022

The SCJC was established in May 2013 and replaced the previous Court of Session and Sheriff Court Rules Councils. In addition to preparing rules for the Scottish civil courts, it provides advice and recommendations to the Lord President and the Scottish Ministers on the future development of the civil justice system as a whole. For more information on the Council’s priorities and work, see the current Annual report 2021/22 and Annual Programme 2022/23.

Further information on the functions and powers of the Council can be found here.

Appointed members hold office for three years. See the SCJC website for information on current membership.

The Lord President, The Right Hon Lord Carloway, Chair of the Council, said:

“This is an important time in the development of civil court rules with the civil justice system exploring new ways of working. It is vital that the Council continues to have the necessary expertise to take these reforms forward. I would encourage anyone with the right experience and knowledge to apply for a position.”

Application packs are now available here.

The Scottish Civil Justice Council was established on 28 May 2013 under the Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013.

A Statement of Appointment Practice in respect of appointments to the Council can be found here.

Contact: Graeme Welsh, Secretary to the Council, at