Faculty of Advocates trends analysis and audits
2016- Faculty of Advocates Benchmarking Audit
Aim and scope of audit :
A review of the Faculty of Advocate’s systems for dealing with conduct complaints and its current Disciplinary Rules, which govern the complaints handling process.
Formal recommendations: none
Issues identified by SLCC:
- Publish disciplinary findings on the Faculty’s website;
- Advertise the dates of disciplinary tribunal hearings on the Faculty’s website; and
- Put in place regular complaints handling training for advocates.
Faculty of Advocate’s response:
The Faculty reflected on best practice in complaints handling and strives to continuously improve the way in which those matters are dealt with.
All outstanding issues will be revisited with a view to an update being published by the SLCC