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
Any clients of the firm who have concerns can contact the
Judicial Factor's office on 0131 243 0199
Notes to editors
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
See the consumer protections section on the website for more
information about Judicial Factors:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Journalists can
contact Val McEwan on 0131 226 8884 or Suzy Powell on 0131 476
8115. For the out of hours service please call 0131 226 7411.
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25 June 2012