Legal Ombudsman welcomes new OLC board chair

Press release

31 March 2020

Legal Ombudsman welcomes new OLC board chair 


The Legal Ombudsman welcomes the appointment of Elisabeth Davies to the post of Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC).

The OLC Board oversees the work of the Legal Ombudsman and monitors organisational performance amongst other matters. The Chair leads the Board in its duties.

Her appointment has been approved by the Lord Chancellor and it follows her appearance before the Justice Select Committee on 17 March, 2020.

Elisabeth’s professional and voluntary career spans the charitable and public sectors. A former Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel, she is also a trustee of Support Through Court, who support people going through the court process without legal representation. In January 2019, she was appointed as a member of the Civil Justice Council.

Her appointment has been confirmed by the LSB, and she will succeed Wanda Goldwag whose term of office ends today (31 March, 2020).

More details can be found in the press release issued by the LSB, which can be viewed here.