Law Society comment on 2015 SLCC budget and levy
The SLCC has published its operating plan and budget for 2015/16 today, Friday, 1 May 2015.
It includes SLCC fees which practising solicitors will be required to pay to the Law Society by 30 June of this year.
The proposed SLCC budget, which has been laid before the Scottish Parliament, sees a reduction of around 2.5% to its overall operating budget, with a reduction in the levy of 4% for solicitors in private practise and 10% for in-house solicitors.
Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We’re very pleased to see the continued efforts which the SLCC is making to deal with complaints effectively and to control its operating costs for the forthcoming year, with the result that solicitors will see a reduction in this year’s levy.
““It is very important that we have a robust complaints system and adequately funded complaints handling body, however we have urged the SLCC in previous years to review its charging model, particularly in light of the difficulties firms have faced in recent years and in-house lawyers who have to work to very limited and in many cases reduced budgets.”
Full details of the SLCC budget and levy are available on the SLCC website. SLCC Budget 2015/16
ENDS 5 MAY 2015
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