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Kevin Dunion joins Complaints Commission
Former Scottish Information Commissioner Kevin Dunion has been appointed as a non-lawyer member of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced today.
Now an Honorary Professor in the School of Law, University of Dundee, where he is Director of the Centre for Freedom of Information, Mr Dunion was the first person appointed to deal with appeals under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, handling some 1,500 cases during his term of office, which ended last year. He was then appointed by the President of the World Bank as a member of the Bank’s Access to Information Appeals Board.
The SLCC, set up in 2008, now provides a single gateway for complaints against legal practitioners operating in Scotland.
Mr Dunion's appointment is for five years from 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2018. It requires a time commitment of six days per month, with a remuneration of £212 per day.