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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has announced a five per cent reduction in the levy for solicitors, advocates and commercial attorneys – the second cut to the levy in two years. The proposed cut in the levy was welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland in its response to the SLCC

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The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to focus more on its core role in handling legal complaints and go further in controlling its costs. Responding to the SLCC’s consultation on its draft budget for 2022-23, the society has noted the SLCC i

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The Scottish Legal Complains Commission (SLCC) has opened the consultation on its budget and operating plan for 2022-23. The consultation proposes a five per cent reduction in the levy for solicitors, advocates and commercial attorneys. This is the second year running the SLCC has proposed a reducti

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has been successful in securing a file required to investigate a complaint – but only after raising court proceedings against the firm in question.  Following a complaint made to it, the SLCC had first requested the file from the firm in May

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New Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) board members Richard McMeeken, John Stevenson and Jean Grier have taken up office. Their appointments are for five years. They replace Kay Springham, Denise Loney, Sara Hesp and Sarah McLuckie who have reached the end of their terms with the SLCC.

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish government has authorised the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has again supported reform of legal services regulation in its submission to the Scottish government’s consultation on the issue. Neil Stevenson, SLCC chief executive, said: “When the minister responded to the Roberton review’s r

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has won the Project and Programme Management Award at this year’s Scottish Public Service Awards. The award recognises efficiency work which has seen dramatic improvements in performance including average complaint journey times almost halved, so

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The Inner House of the Court of Session has ordered a contempt of court hearing in relation to a solicitor’s behaviour during court processes while the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) was seeking to recover files. The case relates to a firm of solicitors consistently failing to del

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A third hearing has been scheduled in the Court of Session in a case between the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) and a law firm which has failed to deliver relevant files and documents to the SLCC, despite an interlocutor requiring it to do so. The SLCC needs access to the files so that

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has been successful in defending a number of leave to appeal cases in the Inner House of the Court of Session in recent months. These include five cases where the complainer sought leave to appeal against the SLCC’s decision that the complaint wa

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A new system of regulation claiming to promote "accountability, transparency and independence" is being proposed to "meet the needs of the legal sector and consumers". A consultation has been launched today and will run until 24 December to seek views on options to change the way legal services are

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has launched a consultation on updated rules reflecting a "digital and paperless" focus in its operations and engagement with the legal profession. The Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 sets out the duties of the SLCC to make rules as

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