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PE01063: Speculative fee arrangements between solicitor-advocates and clients

Justice

Petitioner: Robert Thomson

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 14 June 2007

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to to investigate the apparent conflict of interest which exists between solicitors/advocates and clients in the present system of speculative fee arrangements (no win - no fee) and to urge the Scottish Executive to overhaul the existing speculative fee arrangement framework and procedures in order to make solicitors/advocates more accountable to their clients.

Petition History:

Summary:

2 October 2007: The Public Petitions Committee agreed to seek views on the petition from the Faculty of Advocates, the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Consumer Council and Citizens Advice Scotland. Link to Official Report 2 October 2007

29 January 2008: The Committee agreed to refer this petition to the Justice Committee for further consideration. Link to Official Report 29 January 2008

8 November 2011: The Justice Committee considered PE1063 by Robert Thomson on the apparent conflict of interest which exists between solicitors/advocates and clients in the present system of speculative fee arrangements (no win – no fee) and agreed: to write to Sheriff Principal Taylor's review group on expenses and funding of civil litigation in Scotland to inform it of the petitioner's concerns, and to close the petition. Link to Official Report 8 November 2011  

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