Judicial Complaints Reviewer

The Judicial Complaints Reviewer is a Scottish official who is responsible for reviewing the handling of complaints against the judiciary of Scotland by the Judicial Office for Scotland. The post was established in 2011 as a result of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008. The Reviewer is appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, with the approval of the Lord President of the Court of Session. The Reviewer's services are open to those who have complained about the conduct of a member of the judiciary, and also to members of the judiciary who have been the subject of a complaint.

Judicial Complaints Reviewer
Incumbent
Gillian Thompson

since 1 September 2014
TypeOmbudsman
AppointerCabinet Secretary for Justice
Constituting instrumentJudiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008
Formation2014
First holderGillian Thompson
Websitehttp://www.judicialcomplaintsreviewer.org.uk/

The first Judicial Complaints Reviewer was Moi Ali, 2011-2014 and the second was Gillian Thompson; who was appointed on 1 September 2014. The third reviewer takes up the role on 1 September 2017.