In brief: The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB)

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has appointed a new chief executive, but has yet to find a legal director. Lindsay Montgomery is to fill the post vacated by Richard Scott in January. But the position of director of legal services has remained vacant since January, when Elisabeth Watson left to take up a post at the Scottish Parliament. Scott's was due to disagreements about the “future structure of the board”, say SLAB officials.