Making a complaint

Advocates are subject to the complaints provisions of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 and to the Faculty of Advocates Disciplinary Rules.

A complaint about a legal practitioner working in Scotland which has not been resolved by the legal practitioner should be made to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, an independent body established by Act of the Scottish Parliament.

Why Instruct An Advocate?

Disciplinary Tribunal Hearings:

  • 12 November 2018, 9.30am
  • 8 May 2017, 10.30am

How to make a complaint

If you have a concern or complaint about the service or conduct of an Advocate, you should, in the first instance, raise this directly with the Advocate concerned. The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has issued guidance on complaints handling by Advocates. If your concern is not resolved in this way, a formal complaint against an Advocate may be made to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.

The Disciplinary Rules