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The Central Legal Office

The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides NHSScotland with legal advice and assistance in every area of law relevant to the health service.

In all of these fields we provide far more than specialist legal knowledge. Advising NHSScotland covers a range of matters from human issues to commercial ventures. Our practical experience of working with staff at all levels of the health service gives us an exceptional ability to guide Health Boards through such issues.

We are made up of specialist solicitors organised in a team structure, covering litigation, employment, commercial contracts and property, with specialist groups covering mental health and practitioner services law. Seminars and training courses presented by the CLO solicitors are also important aspects of the service provided by this division.

Find out more about what we do at our website

CLO is one of our Strategic Business Units.


Contact Information

Legal Adviser and Director:
Norma Shippin

0131 275 7892

Media Contact:
John MacEachen, External Communication Manager

0131 275 7725

Complaints Contact:
Lois Bourletsika, Business Support Manager

0131 275 6246

Location Map

Anderson House
Breadalbane Street
Bonnington Road

T: 0131 275 7800

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