Solicitor(s): Torquil F MacLeod, formerly of Torquil MacLeod & Co, 5 Longman Road, Inverness
Tribunal Date: 13/09/2017
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 13 September 2017. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 6 June 2017 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Torquil F MacLeod, formerly of Torquil MacLeod & Co, 5 Longman Road, Inverness; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he charged grossly excessive fees to an executry and failed to render fee notes in respect of the fees taken; Censure the Respondent; Fine the Respondent the sum of £3,000 to be forfeit to Her Majesty; Find the Respondent liable in the expenses of the Complainers and of the Tribunal including 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 that publicity will be given to this decision declaring that such publicity should include the name of the Respondent but need not name any other person or otherwise identify them as publication is likely to damage their interests.
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