Dodgy lawyers across Scotland have another electronic bloodhound dogging their trail.

The new kid on the block - hot on the heels of that original e-scourge of the ethically challenged, Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers - is, based in the spare room of business consultant Matthew Campbell's home in Conon Bridge, near Dingwall. Since it opened for business a month ago, it has had almost 300 individuals contacting it, and numerous postings - all without any advertising or trumpet blowing.

The aim of lawfullawyers is simple, says Campbell: "It was incorporated to give the general public and solicitors and advocates an opportunity to discuss the results of civil or criminal cases after their decisions have been reached by the courts.

"Members of the general public are invited to express their views of the standard of service they received from their appointed legal representative and the way the matter was handled at that particular court. Matters pertaining to appeals are also welcome."

All very reasonable. However, if the previous experience of that other lawyer-watch site is anything to go by, Campbell's altruistic aims could well meet with a less than complaisant response.

In 2004, the pressure group dedicated to exposing corrupt Scottish lawyers, Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers (Sacl), had its internet service provider in the US switch off its service. At the time, the allegations flew fast and furious that justice minister Cathy Jamieson had a hand in its demise. At the time she admitted in a written answer to Phil Gallie, Tory MSP, that the site was "potentially defamatory", and that Scottish Courts Service officials had contacted the website's internet service provider, Freewebs. However, she stressed that "no demands" were made.

But later, in a letter to Sacl, Freewebs said: "Unfortunately, the parties you have offended have aggressively pursued the takedown of this site, and the British free-speech laws are not as forgiving (as US laws)."

Sacl has featured "rogues' galleries" of lawyers alleged to be corrupt, but Campbell says he has no personal or political axe to grind. Although he is "flying the site solo", he insists that all complaints, observations and "advice" will be vetted before posting, and anything libellous, or offensive will be edited out.