Solicitor Terence David Ruddy excluded from providing legal aid for three years

The Section 31 Committee of the Scottish Legal Aid Board has ordered that Terence David Ruddy, of Jain, Neil & Ruddy, Glasgow, be excluded from the provision of legal aid for three years, with effect from 5 April 2024.

This means that he cannot provide legal aid or advice and assistance during this period.

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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