Date lodged: 20 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission regarding its proposed budget and levy for 2019-20.
Answered by: Ash Denham 28 March 2019
Officials met with the Chair and Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission on 19 th February to discuss the background to its proposed budget.
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.