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Chamber and committees

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Meeting Minutes

7th Meeting, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
  • Meeting opened at: 10:00
  • Meeting closed at: 12:40
  • Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 03:39pm

Committee Members Attendees

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 3 in private.

2 Access to justice roundtable:

The Committee took evidence, in a roundtable format, from—

Jen Ang, Director, JustRight Scotland;

Gillian Fyfe, Strategic Lead-Strong Communities, Citizens Advice Scotland;

Colin Lancaster, Chief Executive, Scottish Legal Aid Board;

Fiona McPhail, Principal Solicitor, Shelter Scotland;

Rachel Moon, Senior Solicitor and Legal Services Manager, Govanhill Law Centre;

Jim Stephenson, Convener, Access to Justice Committee, Law Society of Scotland.

3 Consideration of evidence (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard under agenda item 2 and agreed to write to the Scottish Government.

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