The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has laid its budget for 2020-21 before the Scottish Parliament, which includes increase resource to deal with increased complaints.
Today we have published responses to our recent consultation on strategy, budget and operating plan.
The SLCC welcomes today’s report by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Chief Executive Neil Stevenson commented, “The SLCC strongly welcomes the CMA report. It is an important contribution to the debate on the reform of legal services regulation.”
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has commented on the outcome of a judicial review in the Court of Session.
The SLCC has opened a consultation on its budget and operating plan for 2020-21, as well as its strategy for 2020-24.
The SLCC has reported its best ever year of performance in its latest annual report.
In July the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) worked with YouGov to poll the public on various issues around legal regulation. The results are being announced before a major conference tomorrow looking at the future of regulation in Scotland, and are based on a poll of the Scottish public (excluding those who worked in the legal industry).
The 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 has reported on its latest audit of the Faculty of Advocates conduct complaints handling processes. The report made 6 recommendations and the audit team have thanked the Faculty’s Chief Executive and other staff for their time and co-operation.
SLCC welcomes Scottish Government’s response to the Roberton review of the regulation of legal services
The SLCC welcomes today’s response by the Scottish Government to the Roberton review of the regulation of legal services published last year.
This is a reminder from the SLCC about an increase in the ‘complaints levy’ charged when the SLCC’s determination committee upholds a complaint of inadequate professional service.