Solicitors and others are being invited to apply to join the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC), positions on which are now open.

Now three years old, the SCJC is seeking to appoint a solicitor member, two consumer representative members and two Lord President members (discretionary appointments which can be made by the Lord President), as the tenure of its original members begins to expire. 

In addition to preparing rules for the Scottish civil courts, the SCJC provides advice and recommendations to the Lord President and Scottish ministers on the future development of the civil justice system as a whole. Its current work and priorities are described in its Annual Programme for 2015-16.

Members hold office for three years. 

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, who chairs the SCJC, commented: “This is an important time in the development of civil court rules with the introduction of simple procedure and other groundbreaking reforms. It is vital that the Council continues to have the necessary expertise to take these reforms forward. I would encourage anyone with the right skills and knowledge who wishes to make a difference to the civil justice system in Scotland to apply for a position.”

Click here for further information and to download an application form. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 April 2016.