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 bodies about our proposed budget for the next financial year. Following the consultation, the budget will be agreed and laid before the Scottish Parliament.
Proposed General Levy 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Solicitors with 3+ years experience
Conveyancing Practitioner or Executry Practitioner 3+ years exp
Solicitors in 1st 3 years of practice
Practising Outwith Scotland
In-house Conveyancing Practitioner or Executry Practitioner
Assoc of Commercial Attorneys
Proposed Complaints Levy 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
The SLCC is proposing a significant change to the complaints levy in the 2012/13 year
The proposal is to:
(i) set the complaints levy at mediation and investigation stages at zero for all complaints resolved.
(ii) set the complaint levy at zero for complaints not upheld at determination
(iii) set a single capped figure of £5,000 for complaints upheld in full or part at determination. The SLCC's policy will be to apply discretion to charge up to that figure taking into account the circumstances of the case and providing reasons for the levy charged.
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