Solicitor Nicola Loughran excluded from providing legal aid

The Section 31 Committee of the Scottish Legal Aid Board has ordered that Nicola Loughran, of Loughran and Co Solicitors, Glasgow, be excluded from the provision of legal aid without limit of time, with effect from 23 February 2024.

This means that she cannot provide legal aid or advice and assistance.

The decision.

The purpose of the Section 31 Committee is to determine whether to exclude a solicitor or counsel from giving legal assistance in accordance with the procedure for Consideration of Exclusion of Solicitor or Advocate under Section 31 of Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.

Separately, and in addition to the powers to exclude under Section 31, we may refer the conduct to other relevant bodies where appropriate, including the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC).

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