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Judicial Factor appointed to Falkirk law firm A+JC Allan

The Law Society of Scotland, as part of its regulatory function, has asked the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor to Falkirk law firm A+JC Allan.

The interim factor, Eileen Blackburn from Chartered Accountants French Duncan, was appointed by the court on Friday, 22 June 2012

The application was made to the court to protect clients' interests after a Law Society inspection raised concerns about the accounting records.

Any clients of the firm who have concerns can contact the Judicial Factor's office on 0131 243 0199


Notes to editors

Judicial Factors

The Judicial Factor is an Officer of the Court and acts independently of the Law Society of Scotland.

The Law Society of Scotland's compliance team carries out regular inspections of all solicitor firms in Scotland to ensure that they comply with rules on dealing with clients' money. If an inspector suspects that client money is missing or the accounting records are so poor they cannot tell if client money is missing, the Law Society of Scotland can request the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor to that firm to protect the public and other solicitors. The decision to make the appointment is for the Court.

See the consumer protections section on the website for more information about Judicial Factors:


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25 June 2012

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