2017 News

03/02/2017 - SLCC welcomes independent review of legal aid system

The SLCC welcomes the independent review of legal aid announced by the Scottish Government.  Read more...

01/02/2017 - SLCC Comments on Draft Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill

The SLCC has welcomed the Scottish Government’s Draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, and made a number of comments to promote further discussion.  Read more...

20/01/2017 - Consumers and legal professionals offered chance to have say on resolving disputes

Scotland’s independent body for complaints about lawyers has called on members of the public and legal professionals to work with it on shaping how legal disputes are handled. The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) today launched a consultation on its Operating Plan and budget for 2017/18 – this follows the launch last year of its strategy which sets out the priorities of the Commission up to June 2020.  Read more...

17/01/2017 - New SLCC board member appointments announced

Four new SLCC board member appointments have been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson. The appointments, of two lawyer members and two non-lawyer members, are for five years and follow on from three previous appointments in 2016.  Read more...

09/01/2017 - Three appeal case successes for SLCC

In December 2016, the SLCC was successful in defending three ‘leave to appeal’ cases in the Inner House of the Court Session. The cases related to three complaints made to the SLCC, raised by two different complainers.  Read more...