New parliamentary role for Chief Legal Ombudsman

New parliamentary role for Chief Legal Ombudsman

The House of Commons has today approved a motion to appoint Chief Legal Ombudsman Kathryn Stone as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

Kathryn will continue to do her duties at the Legal Ombudsman as normal until the end of the year before taking on this new important role in Parliament, which has a five year term and is expected to start in January 2018.

Wanda Goldwag, Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints(OLC), said: “Kathryn has been offered a once in a lifetime role as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards so will be leaving the Legal Ombudsman at the end of the year.

“Kathryn has been a leading figure at the Legal Ombudsman since taking on the role of Chief Legal Ombudsman in January 2016 and we wish her well for the future in this important new position.”

Chief Legal Ombudsman Kathryn Stone added: “I have very much enjoyed my work with the Legal Ombudsman, with our staff and service providers, and I am looking forward to my new role in the House of Commons.”

Read the House of Commons press release here.