The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) is liaising with the relevant organisations to determine whether the levy it imposes on lawyers can be reduced in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 31 March 2020
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) sets out key information for practitioners and law firms during the pandemic.
Published 27 March 2020
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.
Published 24 March 2020
A Scots lawyer who claimed that the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission acted “ultra vires” in unilaterally raising a complaint against him for has successfully challenged the decision.
Published 2 March 2020
Court ruling creates ‘uncertainty’ over handling of serious allegations of misconduct against lawyers
A court ruling has created uncertainty over how serious allegations of misconduct against lawyers can be considered if no individual or organisation is prepared to make a complaint, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has said.
Published 2 March 2020
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has opened a consultation on its budget and operating plan for 2020-21, as well as its strategy for 2020-24.
Published 30 January 2020
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported its best ever year of performance in dealing with complaints about lawyers and law firms in Scotland.
Published 25 November 2019
After 35 years last month in the profession, 20 of them spent in senior management positions, including client relations manager, in a large firm practising in the higher risk areas of executries, litigation, family and residential conveyancing, I thought it would take more than a determination from the SLCC, a levy, and what they spent the money on, to upset me. However, despite my natural reluctance to air laundry in public, I need to bring my story to the attention of the profession. I doubt it will appear as ‘Johnston’s story’ in the ‘case studies’ on the SLCC website.
Published 12 September 2019
The majority of the public do not think an organisation should both regulate lawyers and represent them, according to a poll commissioned by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC).
Published 11 September 2019
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has said in response to the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal’s recent consultation on the standard of proof to be applied in misconduct proceedings that it should lower the standard of proof to the civil standard.
Published 5 July 2019
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported on its latest audit of the Faculty of Advocates conduct complaints handling processes. The report made six recommendations.
Published 3 July 2019
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) is to increase ‘complaints levy’ charged when its determination committee upholds a complaint of inadequate professional service.
Published 24 June 2019
Michael Sheridan reflects on the changes proposed by the Roberton Review and the urgent need for Scots lawyers to participate in the discussion on the future of legal regulation.
Published 8 May 2019
The Court of Session has ruled in favour of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) in three separate leave to appeal cases.
Published 3 May 2019
The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scotland’s legal complaints handling body for failing to listen to concerns over its plans to impose a third consecutive above-inflation rise in its budget and levy and has highlighted the need for improved oversight of the organisation.
Published 24 April 2019