We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Dunion as a non lawyer member to the SLCC.
The SLCC is the single gateway for complaints against legal practitioners operating in Scotland. It investigates and resolves complaints about inadequate professional service; refers conduct complaints to the relevant professional body and provides oversight of complaint handling across the profession. The SLCC also promotes and advises on good complaint handling and makes recommendations to promote good legal practice in Scotland.
Kevin Dunion is Honorary Professor in the School of Law, University of Dundee where he is Director of the Centre for Freedom of Information. He brings considerable experience of dealing with disputes and appeals. During his time in post as the first Scottish Information Commissioner, he issued over 1500 formal determinations on appeals made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Last year he was appointed by the President of the World Bank as a member of the Bank's Access to Information Appeals Board.
The appointment will be for five years and runs from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2018.
The appointment is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.