The committee has been studying the Code now issued and regrets that SLAB does not seem to have adopted the suggestions it made in its Response. A meeting with the Chief executive of SLAB is planned for 26th May.
The committee discussed the recommendation of the Legal Ombudsman (see article in this issue) that solicitors should issue letters of engagement to clients at the start of a transaction, setting out what was to be done, the expected length of time it would take to complete the work, an estimate...
The committee took up the questions raised in Cupar but soon found that there were no ready solutions! The Council would like to hear from you about any specific problems encountered and any suggestions for improvement. It is possible that the issues raised will be the subject of a seminar.
The committee has been continuing its deliberations on this topic in the light of the recent decision of Yule v South Lanarkshire Council and hopes to be able to give some guidance to members soon. This was an application for a judicial review in which the petitioner, Mrs.