SLCC



SLCC backs English report endorsing mega regulator for legal services

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has backed a new report on the regulation of legal services south of the border.

Published 12 June 2020

SLCC highlights benefits and risks of AI within legal sector

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has responded to a consultation on developing Scotland’s artificial intelligence (AI) strategy.

Published 22 May 2020

SLCC succeeds in third leave to appeal case in recent weeks

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.

Published 18 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

SLCC defends 'leave to appeal' case in Court of Session

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.

Published 4 May 2020

Law Society accuses SLCC of being 'tone deaf' over proposed solicitor levy increases

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.

Published 28 April 2020

SLCC to determine whether levy can be reduced during pandemic

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

SLCC: Advice for practitioners and firms on service standards and complaints

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) sets out key information for practitioners and law firms during the pandemic.

Published 27 March 2020

CMA recommends independent regulation of legal services in Scotland

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.

Published 24 March 2020

SLCC had no power to raise complaint against solicitor, judge rules

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

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission budget consultation now open

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

SLCC reports best ever year of performance

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

A tale of the SLCC and its determination levy, by Johnston Clark

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

SLCC poll finds majority of public oppose Law Society's regulatory function

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