Advocate member recruitment

Jan 29, 2014

Following the appointment of Scottish Civil Justice Council advocate member Sarah Wolffe QC as a Senator of the College of Justice the Scottish Civil Justice Council is advertising a vacancy for a replacement advocate member. Applications are sought by noon, Wednesday 12 February 2014.

The Scottish Civil Justice Council was established on 28 May 2013 under The Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Act 2013.  It is responsible for preparing draft rules of procedure for the civil courts and advising the Lord President on the development of the civil justice system in Scotland. The Scottish Civil Justice Council replaces the Court of Session Rules Council and the Sheriff Court Rules Council

The creation of a single rules council for Scotland was one of the recommendations of Lord Gill’s Scottish Civil Courts Review. With particular responsibility for implementing the procedural changes to effect the forthcoming Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill, founded on the review recommendations, the SCJC will play a key role in delivering the largest programme of civil courts reform in Scotland in over a century.


The Lord President published a Statement of Appointment Practice in respect of appointments to the Council on 5 March 2013.

For further information please contact Ondine Tennant at / Scottish Civil Justice Council (Appointments), Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RQ / 0131 240 6769.


Providing Feedback

The SCJC welcomes feedback on any aspect of court rules.

Please email your comments to the Secretariat