SLCC successfully defends leave to appeal cases
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.
SLCC welcomes the opportunity for future-focused reform of legal services regulation
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has welcomed the publication today of a Scottish Government consultation on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland.
SLCC consults on updated Rules
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.
SLCC succeeds in legal action to access files for investigation
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.
Consultation analysis on proposed changes to complaints process published
SLCC welcomes publication of analysis and next steps
SLCC publishes statement on approach to oversight
New statement sets out approach to discharging statutory oversight powers
New SLCC board member appointments announced
Seven new SLCC board member appointments have today been announced by the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham.
Costly appeals highlight need for a more proportionate system
Recent leave to appeal hearings demonstrate the challenges and costs of the current complaints system
SLCC Board agrees reduced budget and levy with extra support for newly qualified lawyers
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.
SLCC response to Law Society of Scotland comment on SLCC budget
Neil Stevenson, CEO of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has responded to the Law Society of Scotland's comment on the SLCC budget.
SLCC accepts Court of Session Opinion on appeal case
An opinion has been issued in relation to an appeal case in the Inner House of the Court of Session.
SLCC successfully defends 'leave to appeal' case in the Court of Session
The SLCC has been successful in defending an application for leave to appeal case in the Inner House of the Court of Session.