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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08580: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported concerns of the Law Society of Scotland regarding the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s plan to increase their annual levy by 12.5%, and whether it will take any action to ensure that this is set at a manageble rate.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 19 April 2017

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission is an independent statutory body and operates independently of both the Scottish Government and the legal profession. It is for the Commission to determine the annual levy to be paid by the legal profession, in accordance with legislation. Scottish Ministers have no statutory powers regarding the Commission and cannot intervene in operational matters.