Tribunal Date: 17/03/2017
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 17 March 2017. The Tribunal in respect of the Appeal under Section 42ZA(10) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 by Colin N Howie, 138 Midstocket Road, Aberdeen (“the Appellant”) against the Decision of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh (“the First Respondent”) dated 10 March 2016, not to uphold a complaint of unsatisfactory professional conduct in relation to heads of complaint 1(a), 1(e), 1(g), 7, 8 and 9 against Alan J Nicoll, Laurie and Co Solicitors LLP, 17 Victoria Street, Aberdeen (“the Second Respondent”); Uphold grounds of appeal 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12, quash the determination appealed against in respect of heads of complaint 1(a), 1(e), 1(g) and 8 and make a determination upholding those heads of complaint; Refuse grounds of appeal 2, 9 and 13 and confirm the determination of the Law Society in respect of heads of complaint 7 and 9; Refuse ground of appeal 14; Find the First Respondent liable in the expenses of the Appellant and of the Tribunal including the expenses of the Clerk, chargeable on a time and line basis as the same may be taxed by the Auditor of the Court of Session on an agent and client, client paying basis in terms of Chapter Three of the last published Law Society’s Table of Fees for general business with a unit rate of £14.00; and Direct thereafter that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Appellant and the First and Second Respondents.
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