SLCC reports best ever year of performance
The SLCC has reported its best ever year of performance in its latest annual report.
Scottish public want independent regulation of lawyers
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).
SSDT lowering standard of proof would reassure public and profession – SLCC
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.
SLCC reports on latest audit of Faculty of Advocates
The SLCC has reported on its latest audit of the Faculty of Advocates conduct complaints handling processes. The report made 6 recommendations and the audit team have thanked the Faculty’s Chief Executive and other staff for their time and co-operation.
SLCC welcomes Scottish Government’s response to the Roberton review of the regulation of legal services
The SLCC welcomes today’s response by the Scottish Government to the Roberton review of the regulation of legal services published last year.
SLCC complaints levy increases to 5000 from 1st July – but there is a reduced levy
This is a reminder from the SLCC about an increase in the ‘complaints levy’ charged when the SLCC’s determination committee upholds a complaint of inadequate professional service.
SLCC publishes 2019-20 budget consultation responses
The SLCC has published responses to its 2019-20 budget consultation. The consultation proposed a shift to a new funding model, freezing costs for the majority of lawyers, and moving the...
SLCC consults on levy changes to tackle increasing complaints and to keep delivering improvement in complaint handling times
Today, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has launched its annual budget and operating plan consultation. This includes proposed levies for the 2019-20 year. Following on themes from the independent...