Payment of half of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) levy has been deferred until December 1. The move comes after talks between the SLCC and the Law Society of Scotland over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the legal profession, clients and public.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has been successful in defending a ‘leave to appeal’ case in the Inner House of the Court of Session. The complainer sought leave to appeal against the SLCC’s decision to reject both issues of his complaint against a solicitor as tota
The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission of being ‘tone-deaf’ to the current crisis facing the legal profession after the SLCC published its financial plans for the coming year. The SLCC has laid its final budget for 2020/21 before the Scottish Par
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. The SLCC published responses to its recent consultation on strategy, budget and operating plan, some of
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) sets out key information for practitioners and law firms during the pandemic. It is intended to support you to ensure that necessary changes to your service to deal with the current situation do not result in additional avoidable complaints, and t
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland. In a report published today, it also recommends that the Law Society of Scotland carry out a review of the impact of existing price and service transparency guidance, including w
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. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the watchdog, which decided ex proprio motu to make a comp
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. Glasgow lawyer Francis Cannon, a solicitor for over 50 years
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. The consultation proposes a budget increase of 3.5 per cent to meet the cost of the SLCC discharging its duties against a background of four ye
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. The SLCC annual report covers the SLCC’s performance in its 2018-19 operating year.
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 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). The YouGov poll of the public on various issues around legal regulation found that 19 per cent of the public f
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. The SLCC takes the view
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. SLCC oversight manager Alison Marron said: “This latest audit has demonstrated the benefit of the SLCC&
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) is to increase ‘complaints levy’ charged when its determination committee upholds a complaint of inadequate professional service. The complaints levy is currently £3,500, but for complaints heard and upheld at committee on or after 1