The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has appointed three law firms to its advisory and litigation panel following a competitive tender process run through the Public Contracts Scotland portal.
As well as dealing with complaints, the SLCC provides a best practice service for legal practitioners. Today the organisation has published details of its engagement with the profession over the past year.
Commenting on the publication of the consultation analysis: Legal services regulation reform in Scotland, SLCC CEO, Neil Stevenson said, “It’s...
The SLCC is looking for its next chair plus two new members to join its board in the coming year.
An opinion has been issued in relation to an appeal case in the Inner House of the Court of Session.
The SLCC has confirmed its plan to deliver a 5% reduction in the levy for solicitors, advocates and commercial attorneys. This is the second year running the SLCC will deliver a reduction in the general levy, and the proposal was welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland in its response to the SLCC’s statutory consultation.
The SLCC is looking for two new legal members to join its board in the coming year.
A contempt of court hearing, linked to SLCC attempts to recover a file, has ended with contempt not being upheld, but costs awarded.
The SLCC has opened the consultation on its budget and operating plan for 2022-23. The consultation proposes a 5% reduction in the levy for solicitors, advocates and commercial attorneys.* This is the second year running the SLCC has proposed a reduction in the general levy for all lawyers.
The SLCC has been successful in securing a file required to investigate a complaint, but only after raising court proceedings against the firm in question.
Three new SLCC board members have taken up office. Richard McMeeken, John Stevenson and Jean Grier joined the SLCC board on 1 January 2022. The appointments are for five years.
The SLCC has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has today authorised the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business Structures (ABSs), the SLCC will now deal with two new categories of complaints: complaints about Licensed Legal Services Providers (LLSPs) and complaints about Approved Regulators.