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News Release: SLCC - Legal advice does not need to be wrong or negligent to be inadequate for the client
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission welcomes a decision published this week by the Court of Session, which upholds one of the SLCC’s decisions and helps provide clarity on our role in resolving consumer complaints.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), the body for complaints about legal practitioners in Scotland, has launched an online complaint form on its website. Now members of the public can make complaints to the SLCC through the SLCC’s website at scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk .
The SLCC's staff have raised £2,248 for Alzheimers Scotland and the MS Society.
The SLCC has opened a two week consultation on two technical changes to the 2015 Rules.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has laid its budget for 2015-2016 before the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published an analysis of trends in the Law Society of Scotland’s handling of complaints about solicitors’ conduct from 2009 to 2014.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, the independent body for complaints against solicitors, advocates and other legal practitioners in Scotland, has announced the appointment of Neil Stevenson as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Complaints arising from Family Law transactions account for one in five of all complaints made in Scotland about solicitors. In response to this, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has released a guide for consumers, aimed at helping them avoid running into difficulties with their Family Law solicitor.
Complaint numbers fall, but figures indicate that poor legal service in Scotland is still a concern
The SLCC is funded by a levy paid by legal practitioners operating in Scotland. Under the terms of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, we are required to consult with the relevant professional organisations about our proposed budget for the next financial year. Following the consultation, the budget will be agreed and laid before the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Vickers, who is resigning to take up the post of Deputy Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services, a not-for-profit organisation which provides independent dispute resolution for the communication, energy and property sectors.