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.
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.