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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Colin Lancaster

Chief Executive and Accountable Officer

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Colin took up post as Chief Executive in September 2015. He joined SLAB in 1997 and was previously Director of Policy and Development where his responsibilities focused on improving the availability, quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly funded legal assistance, both civil and criminal.

As Chief Executive, Colin is a member of the Scottish Government’s Justice Board which manages the strategic direction of the justice system in Scotland. He is also a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council, the Evidence & Procedure Review Programme Board and the Non-Departmental Public Bodies Chief Executives Forum. Colin chairs the tri-partite Criminal Quality Assurance Committee, which oversees a peer-review based system for monitoring and improving the quality of criminal legal assistance services provided by solicitors.