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.
The SLCC has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on legal services regulation reform in Scotland.
The SLCC has won the Project and Programme Management Award at this year’s Scottish Public Service Awards.
The Inner House of the Court of Session has ordered a contempt of court hearing in relation to a solicitor’s behaviour during court processes while the SLCC was seeking to recover files.