The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and JABS cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. JABS cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.


The Board has a complaints procedure in place for the investigation of maladministration.  This Complaints procedure is not for appeals from applicants against the decisions of the Board.

Please click here to read the Complaints Policy. 

Complaints should be made in writing to:

Head of Operations 
Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5HD

or email us at mailbox@jabs.gov.scot

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) provide a general entitlement to request information.

You can view the information that is available through our Publication Scheme using the link below.


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 took effect from 1 January 2005 and was introduced to give people access to information held by Scottish public authorities. 

The Act gives a general right of access for the public to recorded information help by Scottish public authorities.  Anyone can request information, but this right is subject to certain conditions and exemptions, which are set out in the Act.  The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 is enforced and promoted by the Scottish Information Commissioner who is independent of the government reporting directly to Parliament. 

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland is considered to be a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

You can make an FOI request by:


Email: mailbox@jabs.gsi.gov.uk

Post: FOIA Manager, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE


Data Protection


The Data Protection Act 2018 covers personal data of living, identifiable individuals.  for the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland this is likely to mean individuals in the selection process for judicial office.

You should be aware that the DPA provides specific exemptions from disclosure that relate to judicial appointments.  For example, Section 14(1) to Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the DPA provides an exemption from the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) provisions where data is processed for the purposes of “….assessing a person’s suitability for judicial office”.

“Personal data processed for the purpose of (a) assessing any person’s suitability for judicial office… are exempt from the subject information provisions”.

For more information please see our Privacy Notice


Please click here to read the Freedom of Information Policy.


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