Tribunal Date: 03/08/2021
Appeal Status:No Appeal
By Video Conference, 3 August 2021. The Tribunal in respect of the Appeal under Section 42ZA(10) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 by Laura Hudson, 29 Griffiths Avenue, Camden South, New South Wales 2570, Australia (“the Appellant”) against the Determination made by the Council of the Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh (“the First Respondents”) dated 11 February 2021 and intimated to the Appellant on 9 March 2021 to take no action in respect of complaints made by the Appellant against Stephen Kennedy, McIntyre & Co., 38 High Street, Fort William (“the Second Respondent”); (a) in relation to the first complaint, Quash the Determination to take no further action and Uphold the complaint; and (b) in relation to the second complaint, Confirm the Determination to take no further action; In terms of Section 53ZB(2)(b) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 Consider that the Appellant has been directly affected by the conduct and Direct the Second Respondent, Stephen Kennedy, McIntyre & Co., 38 High Street, Fort William to pay compensation to the Appellant of £500 in relation to inconvenience resulting from the conduct; Make no finding of expenses due to or by either party; and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Appellant and the Second Respondent but need not identify any other person.
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