standing junior counsel to QLTR

J Dinwoodie made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (Scotland)

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Is there still a standing junior counsel to the QLTR?

If so, who is he/she?

How much was he/she paid by way of remuneration over the last 3 years?

If there is no longer a standing junior counsel to the QLTR, who does the work that was previously done by the standing junior?

How was that person paid by way of remuneration over the last 3 years?

Yours faithfully,

J Dinwoodie

FOI Enquiries, Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (Scotland)

Dear Mr/Ms Dinwoodie

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email which has been passed to
this office on 18 August 2008.

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response within 20 working days of receipt.

Yours sincerely

FOI Enquiries
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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Mcleod, Isla, Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (Scotland)

Dear Mr/Ms Dinwoodie

Your request for information dated 15 August 2008 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 has been passed to me.

There is not, and as far as I am aware, never has been, a Standing Junior
Counsel to the QLTR. There have been no court cases involving the QLTR
requiring the instruction of Counsel in the past three years.

The QLTR is, by virtue of section 126(8)(b) of the Scotland Act 1998 and
SI 1999/1127, a non-ministerial officer of the Scottish Administration.
Therefore, should Counsel be required, it is likely that one of the
Scottish Government Standing Juniors would be instructed.

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