SLCC Rules Technical Change Consultation June 2015

The SLCC opened a two week consultation on two technical changes to the 2015 Rules.

The Commission has proposed to introduce a mechanism for complainers to make on-line complaints via the Commission’s website.

In order to facilitate this, it was proposed that the following two technical amendments be made to the Rules:

  • Rule 6 (1) – this would be amended to state that, where a complaint is submitted on line, the received date will be deemed to be the date on which the electronic form is successfully received by the Commission; and
  • Rule 6 (d) – this would be extended to state that, where a complaint form is submitted on line, the electronically submitted form will be deemed to have been signed by the complainer or by a person authorised to make the complaint on behalf of the complainer.

Under section 32 (5) of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, the Commission must, before varying its rules, consult with the Lord President of the Court of Session; the Scottish Ministers; the relevant professional organisations; such groups of persons representing consumer interests as it considers appropriate, as to the proposed content of the rules to be varied.

PDF SLCC Consultation Letter (97KB)

PDF SLCC Proposed Rule Change (173KB)

The consultation closed on 8th July 2015.