Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
Section 143 – Relevant practitioners
285.Section 143 amends section 46(1) of the 2007 Act. The effect is to amend certain definitions within that section so that the SLCC can deal with complaints against registered European and foreign lawyers.
Section 144 – Minor amendments
286.This section makes several minor amendments to the 2007 Act.
Section 145 – The 2007 Act: Further provision
287.Section 145 amends section 78 of the 2007 Act which provides for the power of the Scottish Ministers to make ancillary provision by order in relation to the provisions of that Act. The scope of the existing power was limited following changes made by the Legal Services Act 2007 which affected the 2007 Act. This section inserts a new subsection (1A) into section 78 of the 2007 Act, and a reference to that new subsection in section 79 of the 2007 Act, which allows the order making power to be used as intended, including in areas altered by the Legal Services Act 2007.