Three new board members have taken up office at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. Richard McMeeken, John Stevenson and Jean Grier will serve for five years from 1 January 2022.

They replace Kay Springham, Denise Loney, Sara Hesp and Sarah McLuckie who have reached the end of their terms as board members. The SLCC will be seeking to recruit two more new legal members in 2022 and would be pleased to hear from interested parties. 

Richard McMeeken is a partner at Morton Fraser LLP, specialising in commercial litigation; John Stevenson has wide experience in the Scottish and UK public sector, including with the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and as head of the Complaints Standards Authority; Jean Grier was most recently head of Investigations and Student Casework at the University of Edinburgh. 

Welcoming the three, SLCC chair Jim Martin said: "Our new members join us at a fascinating time for the SLCC, as we continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on our ways of working, and to the ongoing debate on legal regulation reform. As well as driving the strategic direction of the SLCC’s work, board members make decisions on individual complaints, making this a unique, varied, challenging and rewarding role."