Disputed Solicitor and Client Accounts


When the party paying, whether client or third party, wishes the solicitor’s account to be taxed, the solicitor cannot refuse to agree to the reference.

The dispute procedure is set out in the Law Society of Scotland’s Practice Guideline: Form of Business Accounts and Taxation, Section 3.


The Auditor cannot deal with complaints against solicitors.  If your complaint relates to the conduct or service of the solicitor you may wish to contact The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.  Their website also has information in relation to fees.

Fees and billing (scottishlegalcomplaints.org.uk)