2014 News

16/01/2014 - Scottish Legal Complaints Commission statement on BBC Scotland Investigates: Lawyers Behaving Badly

On Wednesday night, the BBC screened the latest BBC Scotland Investigates: “Lawyers Behaving Badly”. The programme investigated the regulation of the legal profession in Scotland and the role of the different organisations involved. We welcome the programme for raising some important issues.  Read more...

07/02/2014 - Scottish Legal Complaints Commission consults on 2014-2015 budget

The SLCC has opened its annual consultation on its budget and operational plan for the next financial year.  Read more...

17/02/2014 - Scottish Legal Complaints Commission launches "Buying or Selling your Home: a guide for legal consumers"

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission have released a guide for the public - on the legal aspects buying and selling a home. “Buying and Selling your Home – a Guide for Legal Consumers” draws on the Commission’s five years of experience handling complaints to give six practical tips for Scottish consumers on using a solicitor to buy or sell a home.  Read more...

24/02/2014 - Scottish Legal Complaints Commission consults on Rules change

The SLCC has opened a consultation on a change to Rules 13 and 14 of the SLCC Rules.  Read more...

25/04/2014 - SLCC Budget for 2014-2015 laid before Scottish Parliament

The SLCC laid its annual budget for 2014-2015 before the Scottish Parliament today. The budget shows that the SLCC is continuing to become more efficient and effective. It also outlines plans to increase the share of costs borne by practitioners who have complaints upheld against them.  Read more...

11/06/2014 - Scottish Legal Complaints Commission announces change to rules

The SLCC has announced a change to its rules to remove the draft determination stage from the complaints process.  Read more...

19/08/2014 - SLCC Raise £2k for Sick Kids

In the past twelve month SLCC staff have raised £2,122.51 for Edinburgh Sick Kids. Staff have enjoyed supporting such a great cause and we are sure that the fantastic amount raised will be put to good use.  Read more...

14/10/2014 - SLCC consults on Rules change

The SLCC has opened a consultation on changes to its Rules.  Read more...

15/10/2014 - SLCC responds to Law Society of Scotland consultations

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has submitted its responses to the Law Society of Scotland consultations on Entity Regulation and Charging and on Outcomes and Principles Focused Regulation.  Read more...

11/11/2014 - SLCC and Law Society launch complaints process video

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has produced a video with the Law Society of Scotland, explaining the process for making a complaint about a solicitor in Scotland.  Read more...

15/12/2014 - SLCC Publishes Annual Report

The SLCC has laid its Annual Report for 2013-14 before the Scottish Parliament.  Read more...