Expenses ordered against solicitor who delayed producing files
The SLCC has been awarded expenses in relation to action taken to secure files from a solicitor to investigate a complaint against him.
Tribunal decision emphasises importance of co-operating with SLCC
The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal has found a solicitor guilty of professional misconduct for failing to provide a copy of a requested file to the SLCC for it to investigate a complaint against the firm.
Latest appeal case highlights need for reform
The court of session has refused a complainer’s leave to appeal a decision of the SLCC that his complaint was not eligible for investigation.
SLCC report on engagement with the profession
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.
New SLCC office address
The SLCC is moving office. From 4 September its new address will be Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, Capital Building, 12-13 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AF. The organisation’s email addresses, phone numbers and DX number are unchanged.
SLCC back in court with solicitor weeks after previous contempt case
The SLCC has today lodged a petition, against a solicitor the court has already found in contempt of court earlier this year, for again failing to provide a file to the SLCC.
Bill proposals represent a “significant step forward” for complaints and regulation
The SLCC has welcomed the proposed reform of the complaints and regulation system in its response to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee’s call for evidence on the Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill.
SLCC welcomes new Chair
The Minister for Victims and Community Safety has today announced the appointment of Jane Malcolm as Chair of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. The appointment is for five years.
Inner house bench condemns solicitor’s “extraordinary lapse of professional judgement”
The Inner House of the Court of Session has this week condemned a solicitor’s “extraordinary lapse of professional judgement” in failing to produce a response to a complaint, but stopped short of making a finding of contempt of court.
SLCC welcomes Law Society commitment to improve complaint handling timescales
The SLCC has today published an update report on its expectations for improvement to Law Society of Scotland investigation timescales.
SLCC Consumer Panel publishes data on who makes complaints
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s independent Consumer Panel has published data on who made complaints about lawyers and legal services in 2021-22
Solicitor found in contempt of court for failure to produce files
The Inner House of the Court of Session has found a solicitor guilty of contempt of court in respect of her failure to comply with the court’s order to produce files relating to a complaint.