THE SLCC BUDGET FOR 2012-2013

The SLCC is funded by a levy paid by legal practitioners operating in Scotland. Under the terms of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, we are required to consult with  the relevant professional organisations about our proposed budget for the next financial year. Following the consultation, the budget will be agreed and laid before the Scottish Parliament.

Proposed General Levy 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

 

Category

General Levy 

Solicitors with 3+ years experience

£338

Conveyancing Practitioner or Executry Practitioner 3+ years exp

£338

Solicitors in 1st 3 years of practice

£169

Practising Outwith Scotland

£113

In-house Conveyancing Practitioner or Executry Practitioner

£113

In-house lawyers

£113

Advocates

£169 

Assoc of Commercial Attorneys

£113

Proposed Complaints Levy 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

The SLCC is proposing a significant change to the complaints levy in the 2012/13 year

The proposal is to:

(i) set the complaints levy at mediation and investigation stages at zero for all complaints resolved.

(ii) set the complaint levy at zero for complaints not upheld at determination

(iii) set a single capped figure of £5,000 for complaints upheld in full or part at determination.  The SLCC's policy will be to apply discretion to charge up to that figure taking into account the circumstances of the case and providing reasons for the levy charged.

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