The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) is a community of lawyers in Scotland that exists for: The Office of the Advocate General (OAG) is the Scottish legal team of the UK Government. 1. The money paid to SGLD, which was then paid to a lawyer, amounted to £797,000 and related to seven different lawyers. 2. SGLD`s Legal Department received £653,000 for its services. It`s worth noting that the £653,000 is the cost of the entire branch, which is working on several lawsuits related to the Rangers` malicious pursuit. We do not have information on the proportion of time spent by employees on individual litigation. About freedom of information The current Secretary of State for Scotland is John-Paul Marks. He is the principal policy adviser to the First Minister and Secretary to the Scottish Cabinet. It is also the principal public servant responsible for ensuring that government funds and resources are used effectively and correctly.

«The Crown Office has informed us following a FoI investigation that it paid £1.45 million to the Scottish Government`s Legal Directorate between 2017 and 2021 because SGLD acts as counsel to the Lord Advocate in civil cases relating to the malicious prosecution of the Rangers. The Crown states that the total payment includes the services of LTMS and those of lawyers who bill through LTMS. Can we ask ourselves: 1. How much of the money paid to SGLD was then paid to a lawyer, and how many individual lawyers has SGLD paid since 2017? 2. How much money has been withheld by the Legal Department of the SGLD for its services? Public bodies are industrial or commercial enterprises that are under the direct control of the State. Non-departmental executive public bodies (NDBs) perform administrative, commercial, executive or regulatory functions on behalf of government. Eight Directors-General run the Scottish Civil Service. A Director-General heads a number of directorates and agencies responsible for legislative proposals and the implementation of Scottish Government policy.

Learn more about articling at GLSS. There are 32 local councils in Scotland. Health authorities include 14 regional health authorities, eight specialist health authorities and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. Ruaraidh Macniven has been Director of the Scottish Government`s Legal Directorate since June 2019. Executive agencies are part of the Scottish Government and generally have a strong focus on the management and direct delivery of public services, but can also make strategic policy contributions. The Scottish Parliament`s Legal Services is currently the only associate office of the GLSS. He has also worked in the Scottish Parliament and the Office of the Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Scotland. Please do not mail us service documents. We accept electronic service at the email address below. The Scottish Government undertakes to publish any information published in response to freedom of information requests.

See all freedom of information responses on We operate the Scottish justice system, including criminal, civil, family and administrative justice. A series of articles entitled «Building a New Scotland» together form a prospectus for an independent Scotland Ruaraidh has been working with the Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) since April 1999. His previous roles within GLSS include: We also support the General Counsel in his role as a lawyer. Please provide the FOI reference Central information point E-mail: Phone: 0300 244 4000 The courts are competent to provide tasks and advice in areas of law and judicial tasks such as determining the rights and obligations of individuals, although they are not part of the judicial system. Advisory NPDs provide independent expert advice to ministers and other stakeholders or participate in the policy development process on specific issues. Non-ministerial departments are headed by senior civil servants and not by ministers. They usually have a regulatory or inspection function such as the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Director of the Scottish Government Legal Directorate Victoria Quay The Shore Edinburgh EH6 6QQ As Scottish Government Solicitor and Director of the Scottish Government Legal Directorate (SGLD), Ruaraidh: GLSS member offices are offices (other than associated offices) staffed by lawyers employed by the Scottish Government. The current member offices are:.