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The purposes of the Scottish Legal Action Group are to increase understanding of the law and legal services, and work to improve the legal system for the benefit of those people in Scotland who are economically, socially or otherwise disadvantaged. It is a registered charity funded by membership subscription.

Since its launch in 1975 the Group has played an important role in Scottish civic society in campaigning for law reform and increased access to justice. It publishes a monthly Journal, responds to consultations, holds events and works along with other organisations in support of its objectives. The Group also supports other organisations and their campaigns on issues which are relevant to the Group’s aims and purposes. The Journal is widely praised for keeping people well informed about relevant developments through its news, articles and updates. 
 
Proposals for reform of welfare law, legal aid, bankruptcy, criminal procedure, the civil court structure, and employment law are all current examples of changes which will impact on the lives of disadvantaged people and affect their ability to obtain access to justice. The Group’s work to make the law work better on their behalf is as important now as it ever was.
 
Having the widest possible support for the Group from individuals and organisations who share our aims and objectives is a vital component of our work. Join us today by clicking 'join us' in the menu bar above.
 

The Board of the Scottish Legal Action Group                                                              

Eamon Keane - Convenor
Eamon joined the board of SCOLAG in 2011 and became Convenor in January 2015. He is a solicitor who practices mainly in the field of criminal defence with a particular interest in human rights and prison law.  His academic interests include the law of evidence and professional ethics. He also works as a research assistant at the University of Strathclyde and is a director of Scottish Legal News Ltd.
 
    
 
Dominic Scullion
Dominic Scullion is Senior Solicitor specialising in civil litigation. He previously lectured in Law at the Univesity of Dundee where he also served as the Staff Director of the Dundee Student Law Clinic and is a former Managing Editor of the Aberdeen Student Law Review.
He became a director of the group in 2014 and was Honorary Secretary from 2015 to 2016. 
 
 
Tara Davison - Treasurer
Tara is currently studying for a bechelor of law degree at Edinburgh Napier University. She joined the board in 2012.
 
  
Donald Urquart
Donald has served on the board since 2006, including as treasurer. Since retiring from Lothian & Boarders Police at the rank of Superintendent, Donald continues to work in the field of community safety and child protection.   
 
   
Andrew Wilson - Editor
Andrew has been associated with the group since 2000. Involvement with the group and journal inspired Andrew to study for a BA in Law as a mature student. Subsequently he has tutored and lectured in a variety of law subjects for BA and LLB programmes at Edinburgh Napier and University of Dundee and gained an LL.M with distinction from the University of Edinburgh. He succeeded Brian Dempsey as the Editor of SCOLAG Legal Journal in 2007. Andrew also works as an adviser at Granton Information Centre and appears as a lay representative through the Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership, defending in actions for possession of heritable property in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
 
  
 
 
Samuel White - Honorary Secretary 
Samuel graduated from the University of Dundee with an LL.B., with First Class Honours, in 2015. During his time at Dundee he was President of the Mooting Society and served on the inaugural editorial board of the Dundee Student Law Review. Samuel is particularly interested in issues of constitutional law, human rights, and criminal law. He joined the board in 2015 and was appointed Honorary Secretary in 2016.
 
Tony Convery - Deputy Convenor
Tony graduated from the University of Glasgow with an LL.B., with First Class Honours in 2016. He is currently a student in the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the same institution. He has particular interests in criminal and human rights law and is employed in a firm practising primarily in criminal defence. He joined the board in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Convenor in 2016.
 

Company Secretary                                                                                  

 
Paul Brown
Legal Services Agency Ltd
Fleming House
134 Renfrew Street
GLASGOW G3 6ST
Tel 0131 353 3354
company.secretary@scolag.org
 
Robin Bennett

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Donna Hendry  
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Scottish Legal News
   
the source of daily online information on the law and lawyers in Scotland.
 

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the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland

 

 

Annual Reports of the Scottish Legal Action Group                                                         Aims of the Grou

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