Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to establish the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission; to make provision as regards complaints against members of the legal profession in Scotland and other matters concerning the regulation of that profession; to make provision in connection with the administration of the Scottish Legal Aid Fund, including a register of advisers in connection with advice and assistance; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Bill recieved Royal Assent on 29 January 2007.

Introduction of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Cathy Jamieson MSP on 1 March 2006.

Pre-legislative discussion:

Justice 2 Committee on 21 February 2006

Preliminary discussion:

Justice 2 Committee on 21, 28 March 2006

Research Briefings on Bill

SPICe Briefing on Bill (as introduced):

Stage 1

Stage 1 (to be completed by 8 September 2006):

Lead Committee: Justice 2


Finance Committee:

Justice 2 Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:


Stage 2

Stage 2 (to be completed by 3 November 2006)


Justice 2 Committee:

After Stage 2:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

SPICe Briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration Prior to Stage 3):

Stage 3


14 December 2006

Bill passed on 14 December 2006

Royal Assent on 19 January 2007

Passage of the Bill:

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