SLCC



Court orders contempt of court hearing following SLCC petition to secure file

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.

Published 2 December 2021

SLCC case against law firm escalates

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.

Published 24 November 2021

SLCC successfully defends leave to appeal cases

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.

Published 29 October 2021

Consultation launched on regulation of legal services

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".

Published 1 October 2021

SLCC consults on ‘digital and paperless’ rules

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.

Published 1 September 2021

SLCC succeeds in action against law firm to access files for investigation

The Court of Session has granted an interlocutor requiring a firm of solicitors to deliver relevant files and documents to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) so that a complaint made by a client of the firm can be investigated.

Published 12 August 2021

New SLCC board member appointments announced

Seven new appointments to the board of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) have been announced by community safety minister Ash Denham.

Published 5 July 2021

Vicky Crichton: Covid challenges are not leading to complaints

Vicky Crichton, director of public policy at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, notes that the disruption caused by the pandemic has not resulted in a spike in complaints.

Published 30 March 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

Law Society and SLCC clash over budget

The Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Legal Complaints Commission have clashed over the latter body's proposed budget.

Published 18 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

SLCC launches budget and operating plan consultation

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) should lower the levy on lawyers rather than keep it the current level, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 1 February 2021

SLCC: New tool to help firms reduce common causes of complaint

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has developed a new analysis tool to help firms to identify and reduce the common causes of complaint.

Published 14 December 2020

SLCC reports strong performance despite impact of Covid-19

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published its annual report, showing strong overall performance, despite the impact of Covid-19.

Published 23 November 2020