Folowing consultation with the professional organisations, the SLCC laid its Budget for 2010 - 2011 before the Scottish Parliament on 29 April 2010. The budget runs from 1 July 2010 until 30 June 2011.You can read the budget and letters to the professional organisations and the Minister for Community Safety below.

PDF SLCC budget for 2010-2011 (PDF, 3.56 MB)

PDF Law Society for Scotland (PDF, 131 KB)

PDF Faculty of Advocates (PDF, 52.4 KB)

PDF Association of Commercial Attorneys (PDF, 43.4 KB)

PDF Minister for Community Safety, Fergus Ewing MSP (PDF, 113 KB).



(The SLCC's financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June of the following year.)

Solicitors with 3 plus years experience £235
Conveyancing & Executry Practitioners with 3 plus years experience £235
Solicitors within first 3 years of practice £118
Conveyancing & Executry Practitioners within first 3 years of practice £118
Practising outwith Scotland £78
In-house Conveyancing & Executry Practitioners £78
In-house lawyers £78
Advocates £118
Association of Commercial Attorneys £78


Complaints levies are made against legal practitioners when a complaint is upheld. The complaints levies for 2010 - 2011 have not changed and are:

Mediation Levy


No complaint upheld


Complaint accepted - First Settlement

up to £500

Complaint accepted - Second and Further Settlements

up to £700

Formal Determination - First

up to £800

Formal Determination - Second

up to £1,200

Formal Determination - Third and Further Determination

up to £2,000


The Consultation Process

In January of each year, the SLCC consults with the professional organisations and their members on our budget for the next financial year. This is in accordance with the  Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007.

Your can read the 

PDF Letters to the professional bodies  here (PDF, 33.2 MB)

and the

PDF Budget proposals for 2010-2011 here (PDF, 5.14 MB)

The professional bodies responded on 23 February 2010 and you can read their comments below: 

PDF Response from the Law Society of Scotland (PDF, 542 KB)

PDF Response from the Faculty of Advocates (PDF, 72.3 KB)

PDF The Scottish Government Minister for Community Safety, Fergus Ewing MSP (PDF, 506 KB) commented on the budget proposals on 22 February 2010.