2010 News

05/11/2010 - SLCC requires four new Board Members

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission requires 1 lawyer and 3 lay (that is non-lawyer) members to become part of our Board with effect from February 2011. The successful candidates will be appointed by Scottish Ministers in consultation with the Lord President of the Court of Session.  Read more...

26/10/2010 - SLCC appoints new Chief Executive

Following a rigorous recruitment process, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today; (26 October 2010) announced the appointment of Rosemary Agnew as their new Chief Executive.  Read more...

11/10/2010 - SLCC comments on merger suggestion

An on-line article has published a proposal from the Law Society's Access to Justice Committee suggesting a merger of the SLCC and the Scottish Legal Aid Board.  Read more...

25/01/2010 - SLCC proposed budget provides levy stability

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has announced its budget proposals for 2010/2011. This will be the SLCC’s third budget for its second full year of operation. The Commission opened for business on 1 October 2008 and although operating wholly independently of the legal profession, it is funded by legal practitioners in Scotland through the payment of an annual levy and charges imposed when a complaint is upheld.  Read more...

08/02/2010 - SLCC's first Annual Report indicates hard work and a solid foundation

Set up by the Scottish Government and funded by the legal profession, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) replaced the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman (SLSO) when it opened on 1 October 2008. On Monday 8 February 2010, the organisation published its first Annual Report.  Read more...

12/04/2010 - Chief Executive leaves SLCC

After a period of illness, Eileen Masterman, Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has left the organisation. The Commission wishes her well for the future.  Read more...

29/04/2010 - SLCC Budget for 2010-2011 is laid before Parliament

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's Budget for 2010-2011, was laid before the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 29 April 2010.  Read more...

21/09/2010 - SLCC loses Court of Session appeal

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has today (Tuesday 21 September) received a ruling from the Court of Session following an appeal lodged by the Law Society of Scotland which challenged the SLCC’s decision to refer a third-party complaint to the Law Society for investigation.  Read more...