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Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

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Jurisdiction  Scotland
Annual budget  £1.8 million
Type  Non-ministerial government department
Headquarters  The Stamp Office, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
Website  www.scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission or SLCC is the Non-departmental public body which acts as a gateway for all unresolved complaints against legal practitioners operating in Scotland. It was established under the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 and came into operation on 1 October 2008, replacing the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman.

The SLCC is currently chaired by Bill Brackenridge. He took over in February 2013, from Jane Irvine who had been the first chair of SLCC and who left office at the end of 2012. Jane Irvine had been the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman since April 2006.

The SLCC is responsible for managing its own finances and setting its own annual budget and it is not funded by the public. It has an annual income of around £1.8 million, raised through a levy which is collected from the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and the Association of Commercial Attorneys.

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Scottish Legal Complaints Commission Wikipedia


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