Contempt of court hearing sees costs awarded
A contempt of court hearing, linked to SLCC attempts to recover a file, has ended with contempt not being upheld, but costs awarded.
SLCC launches consultation on a reduced levy for 2022-23
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.
Further success for SLCC in securing files
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.
SLCC welcomes new board members
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.
SLCC takes on new oversight role of Law Society as Approved Regulator
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.
SLCC supports bold reform of legal services regulation
The SLCC has submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on legal services regulation reform in Scotland.
SLCC wins Scottish Public Service Award for action on efficiency
The SLCC has won the Project and Programme Management Award at this year’s Scottish Public Service Awards.
Court orders contempt of court hearing following SLCC petition to secure a file
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.
SLCC reports strong performance, and plans for the future
The SLCC has published its annual report, showing strong overall performance, and a solid base for the future.
Next step in legal action to access files for investigation
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.
SLCC publishes report on the Master Policy arrangements
The SLCC has today published a report on the professional indemnity arrangements made by the Law Society of Scotland.
SLCC shortlisted for Scottish Public Service Award
The SLCC has been shortlisted for a Scottish Public Service Award.