SLAS



SLAS welcomes reduction in SLCC levy

The Scottish Law Agents’ Society has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to seek a reduced annual levy.

Published 1 April 2021

SLAS calls for Law Society to regain regulatory function for solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland should regain its regulatory function for solicitors from the "grossly inefficient" Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), the Scottish Law Agents' Society (SLAS) has said.

Published 24 March 2021

SLAS gains political support to stop SLCC from self-approving budget

The Scottish Law Agents’ Society has secured wide-ranging political support for a proposed change in the law that would prevent the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) from approving its own budget.

Published 2 March 2021

SLAS calls for change in law to prevent SLCC from approving its own budget

The Scottish Law Agents’ Society is seeking a change in the law that would require the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s annual budget to be approved by Scottish ministers rather than by the commission itself.

Published 2 February 2021

SLAS sounds note of caution over telephone hearings

The Scottish Law Agents’ Society sounded a note of caution over the use of telephone hearings to deal with debates and contentious motions in the civil courts.

Published 25 November 2020

SLAS dismayed at Prime Minister and Home Secretary’s attack on lawyers

Andrew Stevenson, Secretary of the Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) criticises attacks on “leftie lawyers” made by Boris Johnson and Priti Patel at this year’s Conservative Party Conference.

Published 28 October 2020

SLAS passes motion of no confidence in SLCC budget

The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has passed a motion of no confidence in the budget of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC).

Published 22 June 2020

ADS reclaim period extended following efforts of Scottish Law Agents Society

The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has been successful in its campaign to extend the period during which a refund of additional dwellinghouse supplement tax (ADS) may be claimed by people who have purchased a new home but are still to sell their existing one due to delays caused by the pandemic.

Published 20 May 2020

Half of SLCC levy payment deferred

Payment of half of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) levy has been deferred until December 1.

Published 12 May 2020

Scottish Law Agents Society: SLCC budget takes ‘no account’ of coronavirus crisis

The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has condemned the spending plans of the SLCC, which has laid its final budget for 2020/21 before the Scottish Parliament.

Published 6 May 2020

Scottish Law Agents Society calls on Revenue Scotland to extend ADS tax reclamation period

The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has called on Revenue Scotland to extend the period within which additional dwelling supplement tax can be reclaimed – to 24 months.

Published 20 April 2020

Andrew Stevenson appointed secretary of Scottish Law Agents Society

Andrew Stevenson has been appointed secretary of the Scottish Law Agents Society and will take up the role later this month.

Published 19 February 2020

All welcome to SLAS discussion on Roberton Review

The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has issued an invitation to all law firms, local faculties and societies to consider whether the Scottish government has indicated an intention to transfer the regulation of legal services from the judicial to the executive branch of state authority and, if so, to consider whether such a change is consistent with the rule of law and the separation of powers and the independence of the legal profession and of the judiciary.

Published 30 May 2019

Exclusive: Roberton Review a ‘grand design’ lacking in credibility and should form no basis for change

The Roberton Review fails to appreciate the separation of powers, proposes a regime that will effectively cost the consumer more and is so lacking in credibility that it should "form no basis for any changes" to the regulation of legal services in Scotland, solicitors have said.

Published 9 May 2019