The SLCC has been successful in defending a ‘leave to appeal’ case in the Inner House of the Court of Session. The complainer sought leave to appeal against the SLCC’s decision that his complaint was time-barred and ineligible for investigation.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and the Law Society of Scotland have reached an agreement on the collection of the levy to fund the SLCC in 2020.
The SLCC has been successful in defending a ‘leave to appeal’ case in the Inner House of the Court of Session. The complainer sought leave to appeal against the SLCC’s decision to reject both issues of his complaint against a solicitor as totally without merit. Leave to appeal was refused by the court on the basis that no ground of appeal with any realistic prospect of success had been made out.
The SLCC has welcomed a recent Court of Session decision on an appeal case regarding an eligibility determination. The lawyer was appealing against the SLCC’s decision to accept issues of complaint against him for investigation.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has laid its budget for 2020-21 before the Scottish Parliament, which includes increase resource to deal with increased complaints.
Today we have published responses to our recent consultation on strategy, budget and operating plan.
The SLCC welcomes today’s report by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Chief Executive Neil Stevenson commented, “The SLCC strongly welcomes the CMA report. It is an important contribution to the debate on the reform of legal services regulation.”
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has commented on the outcome of a judicial review in the Court of Session.
The SLCC has opened a consultation on its budget and operating plan for 2020-21, as well as its strategy for 2020-24.
The SLCC has reported its best ever year of performance in its latest annual report.
In July the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) worked with YouGov to poll the public on various issues around legal regulation. The results are being announced before a major conference tomorrow looking at the future of regulation in Scotland, and are based on a poll of the Scottish public (excluding those who worked in the legal industry).
The SLCC has said in response to the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal’s recent consultation on the standard of proof to be applied in misconduct proceedings, that it should lower the standard of proof to the civil standard.