A third hearing has now been scheduled in the Court of Session, as a firm of solicitors continues to fail to deliver relevant files and documents to the SLCC. This is despite the court granting an interlocutor requiring the firm to deliver the files. The SLCC requires access to the files so that a complaint made by a client of the firm can be investigated.
The SLCC has today published a report on the professional indemnity arrangements made by the Law Society of Scotland.
The SLCC has been shortlisted for a Scottish Public Service Award.
The SLCC has been successful in defending a number of ‘leave to appeal’ cases in the Inner House of the Court of Session in recent months.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has welcomed the publication today of a Scottish Government consultation on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland.
The SLCC has opened a consultation on updates to its Rules. The changes are intended to ensure that the Rules reflect a digital and paperless focus in the SLCC’s operations and engagement with the profession, and to increase efficiency and clarify processes.
The Court of Session has granted an interlocutor requiring a firm of solicitors to deliver relevant files and documents to the SLCC, so that a complaint made by a client of the firm can be investigated.
SLCC welcomes publication of analysis and next steps
New statement sets out approach to discharging statutory oversight powers
Seven new SLCC board member appointments have today been announced by the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham.
Recent leave to appeal hearings demonstrate the challenges and costs of the current complaints system
The SLCC has announced its plan to lay a reduced budget before Parliament next month. This will be accompanied by a 5% reduction in the general levy paid for all lawyers and a 20% reduction for all lawyers within their first three years of practice.